London Film School

Training Institution

  • Name
    London Film School
  • Established
    1956
  • About
    The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world, at 50 in 2006. Rather than try and create a national cinema, as so many government-funded schools have done, LFS from the outset fostered a broad, craft-based culture of excellence with students from more than 80 countries. At present just 25% of the school's students are from the UK.

    In 1956 the Principal of the Heatherley School of Fine Art, Gilmore Roberts, set up a short course in film making, but before the applicants could enrol, found that his school had been sold from under him.

    A camera tutorial held in the 1960's

    He decided to continue the course independently, but could hardly have imagined that forty-five years later a thriving, multinational school, descended from his embryonic idea, would be working in a converted warehouse in Covent Garden, London.

    In 1974 the school was re-named as LIFS, the London International Film School. The LIFS constitution, which remains in force, is very unusual. The School is a registered charity, a non-profitmaking company, limited by guarantee. All students become members of the Association, and, together with the other members, elect a Board of Governors on which they have representation. The Board of Governors has the overall responsibility for the management of the School. The current Chairman is the internationally renowned director and LFS graduate Mike Leigh. The school has always been completely independent, and remains so following the validation of its course by London Metropolitan University.

Contact Details

Trained mandy members

Fang-Yu Chang
Fang-Yu Chang
Director
Course: Film Making , 2023
Lu Lu
Lu Lu
Director
Course: Film making , 2023
Nacho Martin
Nacho Martin
Editor
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2023
Antonio Donato
Antonio Donato
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2022
Aaron Gove
Aaron Gove
Producer
Course: MA in Practical Filmmaking
Ali Kivanch
Ali Kivanch
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking
Markela Kontaratou
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2022
Sabrina Krebs
Sabrina Krebs
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking - London Film School , 2022
Yan Lu
Yan Lu
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking
Yinghe Luo
Yinghe Luo
Director
Course: MA filmmaking , 2022
Jay Piong
Jay Piong
Videographer
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2022
Anastasia Savinova
Course: Filmmaking , 2022
Phil Small
Phil Small
Camera Operator
Course: Film Editing , 2022
Love von Hauswolff
Love von Hauswolff
Personal Assistant
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2022
Tom Xu
Tom Xu
Director of Photography
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2022
Alex Zhang
Alex Zhang
Director
Course: Ma filmmaking , 2022
Shawn Zou
Shawn Zou
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking
Huimin Bao
Huimin Bao
Director
Course: Maf , 2021
Rory Baynham
Course: MA Filmmaking , 2021
Lucas Boetsch
Lucas Boetsch
Director
Course: MA Filmmaking