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The London Film School Announces New Director Jane Roscoe/ Six Cannes Selections for LFS Graduates

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz May 3, 2014 at 2:20PM

Dr Jane Roscoe has been recently appointed as the new Director of The London Film School. She will take over from current Director Ben Gibson in August.
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LFS graduation film "Leidi", directed by Simón Mesa Soto, screens in the Cannes Shorts Competition
LFS graduation film "Leidi", directed by Simón Mesa Soto, screens in the Cannes Shorts Competition

Dr. Jane Roscoe has been recently appointed as the new Director of The London Film School. She will take over from current Director Ben Gibson in August.

Jane Roscoe comes to The London Film School with over 20 years experience as an academic and broadcaster in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. At the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, she launched the Centre for Screen Studies & Research, and led a number of large-scale industry-focussed research projects. She has been Network Programmer at Australia's SBS Television, and was responsible for launching SBS Two. More recently, as the UK-based Head of International Content at SBS, she acquired world feature films in a wide variety of languages, and brokered an impressive slate of international co-productions. She is a regular industry and academic commentator, and has published extensively on screen audiences, documentary and mock documentary.

Mike Leigh, Chair of Governors, said, “Jane is passionate about film education and innovation, and we are delighted that she is to join us to lead LFS into our exciting new phase."

Jane Roscoe said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead LFS as it approaches its 60th anniversary. The move to the Barbican will further enhance the School's ability to educate for creativity, and stay connected to a fast changing film industry. It's going to be an exciting and challenging journey .”

The London Film School combines its status as a major international conservatoire with its role as one of the two leading British graduate film schools supported by Creative Skillset and the BFI.

Jane Roscoe, new Director of The London Film School
Jane Roscoe, new Director of The London Film School

At the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, films by LFS graduates are represented in all the official sections – in Competition, Mr Turner, written and directed by Mike Leigh; In Un Certain Regard, Xenia, directed by Panos H. Koutras and The Salt of the Earth, co-directed by LFS graduate Juliano Ribeiro Salgado with Wim Wenders; in Shorts Competition, LFS graduation film Leidi, directed by Simón Mesa Soto, one of only nine films chosen from 3,450 short films to compete for the Short Film Palme d’Or. Newton I. Aduaka is one of fifteen directors selected for the tenth edition of the Cinefondation Atelier co-production showcase, with his latest feature Oil on Water. LFS graduate Aygul Bakanova, who was a participant on the Cannes Residence programme, is screening in Directors’ Fortnight, with the Nordic Film Factory short film VOID, co-directed with Milad Alami.

In December, LFS announced its first major funding from Creative Skillset towards the development of its plans to transfer its operations from Covent Garden to a new site within the Barbican Centre in the City of London. The move is planned for 2016, when the school will also celebrate its 60th birthday.


The London Film School

Founded in 1956, LFS is one of the world's longest established graduate filmmaking schools. It is constituted as an international conservatoire with 70% of its MA Filmmaking students coming from outside the UK. The School offers a core 2-year MA Filmmaking , a 1-year MA Screenwriting , a 1-year MA International Film Business and a PhD Film by Practice with the University of Exeter, plus around 50 Continuous Professional Development courses each year as LFS Workshops .
LFS has been selected by Creative Skillset, the UK government agency for audio-visual training, as one of three ‘Film Academies’, accredited as a centre of excellence. 

LFS graduates are established in film and television production in more than eighty countries and include Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Duncan Jones, Tak Fujimoto, Roger Pratt, Ueli Steiger, Iain Smith, Horace Ove, Ho Yim, Danny Huston, Franc Roddam, Brad Anderson, Ann Hui, Marius Holst and Bill Douglas. 

In 2013, LFS films had 232 festival entries across 179 events, winning 43 prizes, nominations or special mentions. The tally breaks LFS records for global visibility and graduate success. The list covers Toronto, Venice, Tribeca, San Sebastian, Clermont Ferrand, The London Film Festival, San Francisco, the BAFTAs and the Student Academy Awards.
More info at www.lfs.org.uk
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