Annual graduation ceremony will be held on Dec 13.

Director Richard Lester, Actress Rita Tushingham and film critic Philip French will be named Honorary Associates of The London Film School at the School’s annual graduation ceremony on Dec 13.

LFS chairman and Associate Mike Leigh and school director Ben Gibson will present the awards.

Lester, Tushingham and French will then award Associateships to 84 graduates for MA Filmmaking, MA Screenwriting and MA Curating programmes.

Ben Gibson commented, “Through slumps and renaissances, UK cinema has survived and excelled because of the energy, optimism and originality of the indefatigable – a fitting word to bring together three people who have taught us so much about the potential of cinema

Mike Leigh added: “LFS continues to thrive on the creative richness and the diversity of its international student community. This, together with its role as one of the UK’s two major film schools, is one of our great traditions”.