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LSBU alumnus starts prestigious directing fiction course

London South Bank University (LSBU) graduate and filmmaker James Gardner has won a place on the prestigious MA Directing Fiction course at the National Film and Television School (NFTS)
25 October 2013

The two-year course is one of the most prestigious in the country, and helps students add depth and understanding to their abilities while continuously producing work. 

James, who graduated from LSBU in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Digital Film and Video, has already been lauded by his peers and critics. He won a City of London film festival award for excellence in production whist he studied, and has gone on to write and direct several short films- one of which, Two Dancers, starred Libertines singer Carl Barat and featured in the Cannes Court Metrage and the East End Film festival in London this year. 

"It's a great honour to be accepted onto the Directing Fiction Course at the NFTS" says James. "Studying Digital Film and Video at LSBU was definitely the best thing I could have done to start my career. I come from a small city, Hereford, in the Midlands, and studying in London- the cultural heart of the UK- gave me an experience that I couldn't have had anywhere else in the world. 

"The time spent on my undergraduate course, as well as the University's excellent location, really helped me to follow my filmmaking dream." 

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