The London Film School (LFS) is celebrating 50th anniversary with a screening and reception at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles on Jun 22.

The London Film School is calling on all US-based alumni to attend and is asking former graduates who have not received an invitation to email their contact details to

The London Film School began life as The London School of Film Technique situated in upstairs rooms in Electric Avenue, Brixton, and has grown into a multinational institution based in Covent Garden in the heart of London.

The Los Angeles event is one of the highlights of a year of celebrations that kicked off in 2006 with a month-long retrospective at The BFI Southbank.

Events to date have included a charity premiere for former LFS alumnus Michael Mann's Miami Vice, tribute programmes at festivals around the world, and alumni masterclasses and special graduate showcase events.

'We're scattered throughout the world, an international community of hands-on, down-to-earth original film-makers, graduates of the great LFS tradition of learning as a team how to make films properly, creatively, finding your voice, while studying and understanding world cinema,' LFS chairman and alumnus Mike Leigh said.

'I'm proud still to be involved in this great British institution, as it goes from strength to strength. Happy Birthday, LFS!'