What a Wonderful Year It’s Been!

Top Moments of our 20th Anniversary!

LAFS 20th Anniversary

This year came and went in a flash. Twenty-nineteen felt especially memorable as we celebrated 20 years in entertainment education. From high-ranking accolades to honoring our alumni at the Spotlight Awards, and the small moments in between, it’s been a tremendous year of growth and encouragement at The Los Angeles Film School.

Over the two decades, The Los Angeles Film School made it’s home on the corner of Ivar and Sunset. Our campus is a creative haven for students to work on their craft before embarking on their own journeys in the entertainment industry. As Hollywood evolves to keep up with consumer demands and cultural shifts, our students are on the ground floor of that transformation. Now is the time to get comfortable in your own creative skin. After all, our unofficial school motto is…“Wake up every day and love what you do!”

Our team compiled the top moments from 2019.

(In no particular order)


Our alumni relations director and resident historian, Joe Byron, celebrated his own 20th anniversary with the school this year. Joe took a look back at the early days of L.A. Film School here.


A group of alumni from various programs ran point at the Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards Ceremony. Here is a recap of the LAFS production team’s work leading up to and during the awards ceremony.

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LAFS Students

Entertainment Business Students in class.

Our programs ranked high in this year’s top entertainment school lists from Variety, Billboard, Filmmaker Magazine, The Wrap and Intelligent.com. We are honored to be named among the top entertainment arts universites in the country and strive to provide the best educational experience for every student.


Oscar Nominations

Photo Source: CNN

Six alumni worked on four Oscar-winning films at the 91st Academy Awards. The films included BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk. Their roles ranged from property master to drone safety technician to supervising art director.


Oscar Nominated Songwriters

2019 Oscar Nominated Songwriters Panel

We hosted the Oscar-nominated Songwriters panel with Variety and The Songwriters Hall of Fame here on campus.


2019 film and recording graduates talk about their experiences going to school here. Watch highlights from our first alumni roundtable.



Left to Right: Joe Byron, Henrique Andrade, Nick Henriques, Daniel Zaidenstadt, Andrés Borda Zabala

FAME WEEK celebration

For the first time, students, alumni, faculty and staff came together for a week-long celebration honoring the entertainment arts. This festival is an on-going event series that will happen every year around the end of summer/beginning of fall. Attendees get access to an interactive experience filled with mentor sessions, guest panels and program workshops all week long.


LAFS Spotlight Awards

From left to right: Andrés Borda Zabala, Hannah Lux Davis, Kyle Newacheck, Brandon Trost, Jordan Wilby with Tammy Elliott

In 2019, we created the first Spotlight Awards and inducted five alumni into the Spotlight Academy.