LFA Students Receive the Special Jury Prize at the Trivento Soulplace Film Festival for “39.5”

28 May 2024

London Film Academy MA Filmmaking student Akshat Gulati and his LFA crew won the Special Jury Prize at the Trivento Soulplace Film Festival for their gripping narrative "39.5".

This recognition emphasises the exceptional talent and creativity of the LFA crew behind the scenes.

LFA students on set holding clapper board

The film takes viewers into the confined world of Jatin, a character trapped in his dorm room on a stormy night battling both illness and a series of unfortunate events. 

As Jatin reaches out to his friend Aarav for help, a cascade of challenges unfolds, from a power outage to a broken door handle, amplifying the sense of isolation and desperation.

39.5 film poster

Through its expert storytelling and nuanced portrayal of human vulnerability, "39.5" offers a profound exploration of the paradox of solitude and the inherent need for connection. 

Each frame invites audiences to confront their fears and vulnerabilities, resonating deeply with the universal themes of resilience and the human spirit.

still from 39.5 film

A huge well done to all involved, as "39.5" not only showcases the talent of its creators but also serves as a powerful reminder of the power of cinema to evoke empathy, provoke thought, and inspire change.

We can't wait to see what's next for them.