BAFTA-winning director Lynne Ramsay was made an honorary associate of the UK's London Film School at the school's annual graduation ceremony today.

The ceremony took place at London's National Gallery today.

Ben Gibson LFS Director said ' It's a great honour to count among the school's associates a filmmaker of the courage and individuality of Lynne Ramsay. Lynne's films are consistently what LFS aims to be -- distinctively and defiantly local -- and so truly international in ambition.'

Ramsay's feature credits include Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar. She has won over 20 international awards, including a BAFTA for Best Newcomer, BFI Sutherland Trophy, Edinburgh Directors Award and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival for her short films.

Her next film is an adaptation of We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel.

Ramsay joins previous recipients of the associateship - directors Stephen Frears, Pawel Pawlikowski, Mike Figgis, Abbas Kiarostami and Amma Asante, producer Jeremy Thomas, and actor Jim Broadbent.