London Film Academy: Graduate Stories

Are you aiming to start a career in TV or Film? Check out some of the London Film Academy’s graduate stories…Avril Furness

Since graduating from the Filmmaking Diploma in 2015, Avril has written produced and directed over 20 short films.  She is currently working on a variety of film projects, installations, VR ideas; exploring the idea of the traditional film format and how we consume film. Her most recent VR docu-drama, ‘Last Moments’ was selected in the “top 3 future-gazing films” at Underwire Festival 2016 where she was also shortlisted for Best Director.

Avril Furness

Will Tennant 

He graduated from the Filmmaking Diploma in 2006 and went immediately into a work placement at Icon Entertainment. He was plunged straight into story development and his script work there led directly to him taking up a role at Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium Studios – Europe’s leading Performance Capture studio and production company (Star Wars, The Hobbit, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). Will is now Head of Film at The Imaginarium.


Silvia Tonelli

Silvia is one of The London Film Academy’s most recent 2016 Filmmaking Diploma graduates. Silvia has already teamed up with fellow ex-LFA students and they are about to launch their own film company, Laderee Films. Silvia is currently working on a number of short films and music videos.



Do you have a head for film? Why not put your passion into practise and become a multi-skilled filmmaker at London Film Academy? Currently enrolling for the Filmmaking Diploma (8th May 2017 to 27th April 2018, 12-months full-time).

Get ready to kick-start your career in film or TV. The London Film Academy’s intensive, one-year diploma provides hands-on practical training in all aspects of filmmaking and equips you with the skills, knowledge and ongoing support to excel in your chosen field. You’ll leave us with an extensive portfolio of work, a network of industry contacts and the choice to progress to either BA or MA qualification, or to launch straight into an industry career!


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London Film Academy: Graduate Stories