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London Film School (LFS)

London Film School

London Film School (LFS) is the first film school in the UK. For over 65 years it 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, it has always been a cultural hub where fresh voices, experiences, and perspectives rub shoulders with tradition and history. 

Since 1956 LFS has trained thousands of directors, cinematographers, editors and other film professionals now working across the globe. Alumni include many great filmmakers and very successful technicians, covering all kinds of cinema - names like Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Tak Fujimoto, Roger Pratt, Ueli Steiger, Iain Smith, Danny Huston, Franc Roddam, Anne Hui, Duncan Jones and Bill Douglas. LFS is one of only three ‘Skillset Film Academies’, accredited by the UK film industry as a Centre of Excellence.

The University of Exeter is excited to work with such a long-standing, world-leading and industry-connected organisation, to nurture the imagination of our students and grow new talent in this industry.

University of Exeter and London Film School partnership

The University of Exeter and London Film School have entered into an agreement, which will enable postgraduate and doctoral film students to hone their filmmaking skills alongside their academic studies.

The University of Exeter and the London Film School jointly deliver the MA International Film Business. Students will benefit from the campus experience offered at the Streatham Campus, which has recently received £380 million in investment and is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. It is also home to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute. Staff and lecturers at the London Film School bring real-world experiences to their teaching, which students will greatly benefit from during their time in London at the LFS.

The London Film School is responsible for providing the educational content for the MA Documentary Filmmaking, supporting students with craft classes and contextual teaching within the documentary genre, with lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials, as well as pitching panels, post-production screenings, and industry crits.

Visit the LFS website