London Film School

The London Film School - a place to experiment, find your voice and connect with the industry.

For over 60 years London Film School (LFS) has been the place for emerging creative talent to hone their craft, find their voice and engage directly with the vibrant UK screen industries. With a student cohort from every corner of the globe, LFS has always been a cultural hub where fresh voices, experiences and perspectives rub shoulders with tradition and history.

The world’s international graduate film school, the London Film School is host to students from more than 30 countries, with over 60% of it students from outside of the UK. This diverse range of cultures and film traditions makes for a creative hothouse. This global network, once built, lasts a professional lifetime.

Our MA programmes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting and International Film Business are recognised by Screenskills (Creative Skillset) as an industry standard and at a level of professionalism that has delivered us the status of a Film Academy. We are one of only three such academies in the UK.

The University of Exeter College of Humanities is able to offer doctoral studentships to fund doctoral study in Film by Practice, as a joint degree with the London Film School. These doctoral studentships are tenable for up to three years and cover full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

At LFS we nurture and respect the imagination of our students. We believe it is important to experiment, challenge conventions and explore new modes of storytelling, and to find new ways to connect with audiences. Through this, we are able to set up a dynamic dialogue with the screen industries and to shape and influence the future.

Our staff and visiting lecturers are connected to the UK and global industries, bringing their experiences into the everyday practice of teaching here at LFS. We balance the mastering of technical skills with the creative development of ideas. Alongside that, you will also engage with the new challenges facing screen storytellers in an ever-changing landscape. We apply that same imagination and experimentation in thinking about new business models and how to develop your career as an independent filmmaker.

Address London Film School, 24 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9UB View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)20 7836 9383

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  • Flora Lau (MA Filmmaking 2011), Director

    First feature BENDS selected for Cannes Un Certain Regard.

    LFS helped me to find my path - seeing my passion materialise, working with people from all over the world, making films rather than talking about it!

  • Simón Mesa Soto (MA Filmmaking 2014), Director

    Graduation film LEIDI won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2014

    Two years of constant exploration helps you understand your place in cinema.

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