London Film Academy at Cannes Film Festival 2022

30 May 2022

The legendary Cannes Film Festival wrapped up its' 75th annual event this past weekend!  

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We were very excited to host a virtual pitching workshop at the iconic festival’s Short Film Corner, and see some of our alumni attend red carpet screenings in the beautiful town on the French Riviera.  

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Our pitching workshop was presented by BAFTA-nominated and Cannes award-winning producer, Gavin Humphries, and our co-founder and joint principal, Anna MacDonald. Gavin has worked on projects with the British Film Institute, Google, Film4, Tate Modern, the BBC.  He is currently a Managing Director of the global online video platform NOWNESS, working with world-renowned filmmakers, musicians and artists, commissioning over 100 films a year.

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In this practical and impactful workshop, we covered top tips and tricks for pitching film projects creatively and efficiently, adjusting pitches to different times, circumstances and people, and skills for building confidence and intuition when pitching. Participants had an opportunity to practise their pitches and get live feedback.  

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We were also pleased to see a number of our treasured alumni in attendance at Cannes this year, including BA (Hons) Filmmaking graduate, Bianca Alexander, and Documentary Filmmaking Certificate alumni, and founder of First Move Productions, Anny Tubbs. Anny attended with her friend, and fellow LFA Producing Package alumni, Birgitte Bech Gandløse. 

Photo credits © Bianca Alexander @bianca868 

Hopping from meetings – panels – screenings with my trusty London Film Academy bag, beaming with pride. A warm reminder of the place that helped me get here.

Bianca Alexander, BA (Hons) Filmmaking Alumni 2021

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We are proud to continue our well-established collaboration with one of the oldest film festivals in the world, and share our passion for film through our industry experience.  

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