Jane Roscoe appointed new director of the London Film School
- Five Cannes selections for established and recent graduates
Dr Jane Roscoe has been appointed as the new director of the London Film School (LFS), taking over from current director Ben Gibson in August. Roscoe’s past stints include the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, where she launched the Centre for Screen Studies & Research, and network programmer at Australia’s SBS Television, where she launched SBS2. More recently, as the UK-based head of International Content at SBS, she acquired world feature films and brokered a slate of international co-productions.
Mike Leigh, chair of LFS 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.”
Established in 1956, and supported by the British Film Institute and Creative Skillset, LFS will celebrate its 60th birthday with a move of its campus from Covent Garden to a new site within the Barbican Centre.
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 rapidly changing film industry.”
Films by LFS graduates are to be represented at the Cannes Festival: in Competition, Mr Turner [+see also:
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile] by Mike Leigh; in Un Certain Regard, Xenia [+see also:
interview: Panos H. Koutras
film profile], by Panos H Koutras and The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
film profile], co-directed by LFS graduate Juliano Ribeiro Salgado with Wim Wenders; and in the Shorts Competition, LFS graduation film Leidi, by Simón Mesa Soto. Newton Aduaka is selected for the Cinéfondation Atelier co-production showcase, with Oil on Water.
Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.