About Us

About Us

Think Film. Breathe Film. Live Film.

Our story began sixteen years ago when our search for an ideal film course led us to create our own, boutique film school in a converted church in Fulham Broadway, London.

Many years on, London Film Academy is internationally recognised as an innovative film school that punches above its weight, producing multi-skilled, world-class filmmakers through training that is hands-on, industry-relevant, and of the highest standard. 

Our multi-disciplinary approach emulates the hard-working realities of the film and TV industries, and allows you to develop into an informed and responsible filmmaker, honing your craft in small groups, within a collaborative and nurturing environment.

Central to our goals is to make film training accessible. As a not-for-profit trust, we offer financially assisted places with all-inclusive course fees, award-winning tutors and access to the very latest equipment, technology and facilities. We invite applicants from all over the world, with any level of experience, but we are looking for proactive, creative and dedicated team players.

Whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate, or professional looking for a specialised short course, we cover every filmmaking discipline from fiction to documentary-making. Recognised as a centre of excellence, we are reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and partner with some of the most original and forward-thinking voices in the creative industry today. We work with some incredible talent and industry professionals, many of whom are members of our Advisory Board or Patrons, and who help us ensure our courses are current and industry-relevant.

 Our proudest achievement is the continued success of our students. We are delighted to say that over 95% of our diploma graduates are working in the industry within three months. And we’re unique in being able to nurture their on-going productions by offering our graduates membership of our Filmmakers’ Club, with access to networking events, exclusive job lists and advice from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers. 

LFA is more than just a film school. If you have a head for film, and are passionate, inspired and want to find your own voice; you can rest assured that you’ll leave us equipped with the skills, knowledge and on-going support to succeed in today’s competitive industry. 

We look forward to welcoming you to LFA.

Daisy Gili and Anna MacDonald
Co-Founders & Joint Principals


Roger Graef OBE, LFA Patron
Roger Graef OBE is one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers. With a highly successful 50-year career as a director, producer and executive producer, multi-award-winning Graef has been responsible for over 160 documentaries that have explored a plethora of topics, including: the arts, architecture, business, city planning, comedy, criminal justice and science.
Graef’s career began directing theatre plays across the East Coast of America. It was here where his passion for conveying important human stories took flight. 24 plays and several TV network dramas later, he moved to Britain, and continued to tell stories on the small screen. The UK would be his new home for expressing his interests in matters of justice.
He was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement in 2004 - the only documentary filmmaker to do so. The accolades continued, and just two years later, he was appointed an OBE with the New Year's Honours list for services in filmmaking. In 2013, BAFTA celebrated a tribute evening for Graef’s 50 years in filmmaking. The following year, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Most recently, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival.

Beeban Kidron OBE, Director & Producer (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason)
LFA Pioneer Award Founding Patron

Baroness Kidron is an English film director, producer, children's rights campaigner and member of the UK House of Lords. As a director she is best known for directing an adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical novel 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' and Bridget 'Jones: The Edge of Reason'.