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#WomenWednesdays Exploring Martin Scorsese’s female characters!

To celebrate the director’s 79th birthday, and #WomenWednesdays, we’re delving into the women of Scorsese’s films!

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#SustainableSundays ‘1917’; the biggest sustainable film production to date

Find out how Sam Mendes’ epic one-shot war film became the biggest-budget production to achieve Albert accreditation.

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#WomenWednesdays revisiting Alicia Malone’s incredible talk!

Take a look back at this TED talk from 2017, which challenges the perceptions of film directors in the industry!

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7 Eco-Disaster Movies to watch this Halloween! #SustainableSundays

Is there anything scarier than climate change? Our spook-tacular watchlist will surely give you the jeepers creepers!

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Spotlighting Dee Rees #WomenWednesdays

She's had a fascinating career so far, we’re on tenter hooks waiting to see what she’ll do next...

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Celebrating Black pioneers in the film industry

We take you through a selection of the most innovative, and pioneering, Black filmmakers in history!

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Moonlight review 5 years on: Barry Jenkins’ triptych symphony

We return to Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece on the 5th anniversary of its original release!

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Spotlighting Euzhan Palcy #WomenWednesdays

Discover this pioneering filmmaker as part of #BlackHistoryMonth

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#SustainableSundays Leonardo DiCaprio is not your average celebrity.

We’re looking at how Leo is utilising his platform to raise awareness for the urgent issue of global climate change.

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Spotlighting Amma Asante #WomenWednesdays

We’re discussing a formidable career for #WomenWednesdays during #BlackHistoryMonth!

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‘Pride’ - A look back on #NationalComingOutDay

We take a look back at Matthew Warchus’ empowering and iconic film ‘Pride’ on #NationalComingOutDay!

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Mental Health portrayed on screen #WorldMentalHealthDay

We recommend five films that we feel offer authentic presentations of those living with mental health issues.

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Steve McQueen Birthday Watchlist #BlackHistoryMonth

In honour of Steve McQueen's birthday, we're taking you through a list of some of his best works to date!

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Spotlighting Ava DuVernay #WomenWednesdays

Trailblazer and record-breaker Ava DuVernay is our spotlight for #WomenWednesdays during #BlackHistoryMonth!

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#SustainableSundays – Giving the green light to sustainable film lighting.

Take a look at our summary of the best environmental practices within film lighting departments!

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#BlackHistoryMonth Throughout October

Find out why we're celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth, and what we're discussing throughout October!

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Spotlighting Nia DaCosta #WomenWednesdays

It's #WomenWednesdays, and today we're spotlighting the female American filmmaker Nia DaCosta!

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#SustainableSundays 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'

Read our review of Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin's food waste documentary!

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Let Welcome Week commence!

Our recent LFA Graduates gave our new BA cohort top-tier advice on how to make the most of LFA!

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Tips for looking after your mental health as a filmmaker

Take a look at our top tips for maintaining your wellbeing, as a practitioner within the film industry!

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#SustainableSundays: ‘The Year Earth Changed’

Nature's resilience and its ability to rebound from pollution is the topic of the Sir David Attenborough narrated AppleTV+ documentary...

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5 Films You Didn't Know Were Filmed in Hammersmith and Fulham

Discover our list of five famous films that were shot in our favourite London borough!

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Essential viewing: 7 must watch films to see before Film School

We’re sharing a selection of recommendations we know will be impactful and insightful to view as an emerging filmmaker!

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Spotlighting Janicza Bravo #WomenWednesdays

Next up on #WomenWednesdays we're highlighting the life and work Janicza Bravo, who helmed this summer's hottest release, 'Zola'!

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Prepare for life at LFA

Are you joining LFA this September on our BA (Hons) or postgraduate courses? This one's for you!

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#SustainableSundays - Fashion Frenzy

This week we’re focusing on the Costume Department, and how designers can best practice sustainability on set.  

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Spotlighting Emerald Fennell #WomenWednesdays

We’re zooming in on the breakout career of Emerald Fennell, known for her directorial debut ‘Promising Young Woman’.

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#SustainableSundays – Sharing is Caring

This week we’re looking at the Set Design department, to see what best practices filmmakers are using around the world...

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Spotlighting Ida Lupino #WomenWednesdays

This week we're taking a trip back to the 1950s, to celebrate the actor-turned-director, producer and screenwriter, Ida Lupino!

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#SustainableSundays – Fuelling Your Filmmakers

Read our top tips on reducing food waste on film sets!

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Netflix docuseries ‘Naomi Osaka’ is refreshingly unique

"A meditative intimacy is achieved by allowing Naomi to tell her story in her own words." We review fascinating docuseries...

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Spotlighting Kinuyo Tanaka #WomenWednesdays

Let us give you a snapshot into the pioneering life and work of Kinuyo Tanaka!

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#SustainableSundays – Staying Hydrated

Help us raise awareness and lead the way for sustainable practices on film sets!

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Spotlighting Regina King #WomenWednesdays

We’re spotlighting the female actor-turned-director whose talent on-screen is equally matched by her flair behind the camera.

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Introducing our new weekly series #WomenWednesdays!

We’re thrilled to introduce our new weekly series; highlighting the power, vision and genius of women in film!

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