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MA International Film Business

London Film School    Postgraduate Film School

Full time September MA 1 year

About the course

The world-class graduate degree that puts you right inside the international film

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Entry Requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject that includes some coverage of Film Studies.Applications from industry professionals, or applicants with relevant work experience, seeking an academic qualification or the opportunity to enhance your skills or knowledge in this field will also be considered. Candidates may be asked to submit a portfolio of original work or called for interview (which may be by telephone or video link). Non-native speakers of English will also need to meet the University's English language proficiency requirements.


Tuition fees per year 2020/21
All students: £21,500 full-time

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Student Profile(s)

Simón Mesa Soto

'Two years of constant exploration helps you understand your place in cinema.'
Simon Mesa Soto
Graduation film LEIDI won Palme d'Or Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival, 2014

Duncan Jones

'The beauty of a good film school is that it invites you to make mistakes, but never dampens your enthusiasm. At LFS I made plenty and ignited a passion.'


Mike Leigh OBE

'As the previous chairman, tutor and alumnus of London Film School one of the great joys in my life is to savour regularly the unfettered independence, freshness and originality of our graduate films - pure, independent cinema by the filmmakers of the future.'

Hauke Richter

Art Director for: The Butterfly Effect, Game of Thrones (TV), The Bible (TV), Welcome to the Punch, Silk (TV), Colour Me Kubrick, Mrs Henderson Presents, The Pianist, The Conspiracy, Black Mirror (TV)

Gonzalo Maza



BAFTA's Scholarships Programme awards students in need of financial assistance to take a postgraduate course related to a career in film, television or games and is part of their New Talent Pyramid. The London Film School MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting programmes qualify for the BAFTA Scholarships.

Each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 to cover one year's course fees, an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK for a year. Applicants are also considered for one of three Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., which additionally provides a short funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies and access to additional Warner Bros. mentors. In return, scholarship recipients are required to contribute to the BAFTA Guru online learning channel and take part in BAFTA's outreach activity to young people. The scholarships are available to UK nationals. If you are a non-EU citizen and have officially confirmed UK residency status you can apply for a scholarship, but you will be required to supply confirmation from the Home Office of your residency status. Citizens of other EU countries are not eligible to apply.Students who have previously received a scholarship for the first year of a two-year course will be considered for a scholarship for their second year.

You can read about funding opportunities on our website here - where opportunities are divided into global territories, so you can easily search for support that is available to you.

A useful site to look at is The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online which is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - who can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality. Prospective students and applicants can register with a PIN and their email address.
The PIN to register is 1956 and should be entered at

Value of Scholarship(s)



The scholarships are available to UK nationals. If you are a non-EU citizen and have officially confirmed UK residency status you can apply for a scholarship, but you will be required to supply confirmation from the Home Office of your residency status. Citizens of other EU countries are not eligible to apply.Students who have previously received a scholarship for the first year of a two-year course will be considered for a scholarship for their second year.

Application Procedure

BAFTA have provided a brief FAQ page here:

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded London Film School (LFS) a grant for The Leverhulme Arts Scholarships. These awards will be available for the LFS MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting degrees, starting in September 2019.

The Leverhulme Arts Scholarships are designed for talented UK/EU/EEA MA Filmmaking or MA Screenwriting applicants whose applications have been deemed to have exceeded expectations in at least two of the selection criteria and who would otherwise not be able to study with us without financial assistance. It addresses the School's key goal of ensuring access and widening participation for the current generation of talented students so that they can participate and benefit from the School's culture and its full learning programme, as Michael Mann, Mike Leigh, Roger Pratt, Duncan Jones and many other filmmakers did before them.

LFS aims to encourage greater diversity in the screen industries and welcomes applications from applicants who understand and are likely to contribute to our philosophy and ethos and will benefit from joining LFS. These will include those from under-represented groups, those looking for second opportunities, those already in work, and those looking to develop themselves later in life.

We have one MA Filmmaking and one MA Screenwriting scholarship available for students due to start their studies in September 2019.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Received an unconditional offer for either the LFS MA Filmmaking or MA Screenwriting programme starting in 2019; UK or EU national or settled status without any restrictions on the period for which you may stay; and lived in the UK for 3 years before starting your course or been living in the EU/EEA or the past 3 years; Ability to demonstrate need; Evidence of the ability to pay any additional fees; Evidence that you'll be able to support yourself (and any dependents, if applicable) for the duration of the course.

Application Procedure

All applications must be sent via email. Hard copies are not accepted.

Click here to download the application form.
Complete all relevant sections of the application and enclose any relevant supporting documentation. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and it is your responsibility to ensure that we have received all the relevant information by the deadline. We will not be asking for additional documentation as part of the decision-making process.
Please ensure the information you provide is accurate and up-to-date. where it is judged that an applicant has made a fraudulent claim or withheld pertinent information the School reserves the right to reclaim money advanced.
Email the application form together with the supporting documentation to with the subject line ‘Leverhulme Arts Scholarship Application’.
We will confirm receipt of the application within 48 hours of the deadline. Please contact us immediately if you have not received confirmation of receipt within that timeframe.
The following categories of students are not eligible for this fund:

Students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
International applicants

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Value of Scholarship(s)



ScreenSkills bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to those looking to enter, progress in, return to, or transfer into the screen industries. Our ambition is to ensure that the industry has access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent it needs for continued success by helping to unlock opportunities across all types of screen work. Supporting an individual with a bursary to develop their career helps the screen industries to respond to skills gaps and priority shortage areas. We welcome applications from people in groups under-represented in the industry.

Application Procedure

Before applying for a bursary please make sure you can confirm that all the following statements are accurate:

I have read the guidelines and identified my career stage (Entry, Early, Experienced or Expert)
I have checked the funding level for my identified career stage
I have checked the allowance rates (see the allowance grid on page 8 in the guidelines)
I have a copy of my CV, proof of ID and a UK bank account, and a 500-word personal statement
I have evidence of my career stage as outlined in the guidelines, e.g. letters of recommendation
I have the information needed for the help I want, (e.g. if I'm applying for accommodation, I have evidence of distance from home)
If you have any questions not answered in the guidelines, or if you need any help, contact

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