Event report: Scotland Student Awards

Event report: Scotland Student Awards

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(L-R) Jamie Sutherland, Kate Galbraith, Sean Hayman and Calum McIntosh, winners of Best Factual, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.

Eric Romero won two of the four categories on offer at the RTS Scotland Student Television Awards at the beginning of March.

The Edinburgh Napier University student was awarded the Drama prize for Lethe. “This was the category that really [enthused] the judges. One said the reason he enjoyed judging the student awards so much was that because every year he’d come across gems like these,” said Henry Eagles, the chair of the judges.

Romero also won the Comedy and Entertainment award for Native Immigration, a mockumentary that boasted “high production values and a great use of graphics”.

Ben Cresswell, Tuomas Kytöniemi and Athos Tsiopani from Edinburgh College of Art received the Animation award for Gnome, which featured an “accomplished mix” of stop-motion animation and CGI, as well as “excellent sound and music”. 

University of Stirling students Jamie Sutherland, Kate Galbraith, Calum McIntosh and Sean Hayman took the Factual prize for The Cornerman about Coatbridge boxing trainer Rab Bannan. The jury admired a “professionally produced film”, which included “good access to interesting interviewees”.

Three Craft Excellence Awards were also given at a ceremony held at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, which was hosted by Eagles.

The winners, all from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, were: James McAlpine (Camera) and Marsaili Stewart-Skinner (Sound), both for Greylag; and Aurora Gibson (Production Design) for Reaper

  • (L-R) Aurora Gibson, James McAlpine and Marsaili Stewart-Skinner, winners of the craft awards at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • James McAlpine, winner of Best Camera, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • Marsaili Stewart-Skinner, winner of Best Sound, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • Aurora Gibson, winner of Best Production Design, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • Ben Cresswell, winner of Best Animation, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • Eric Romero, winner of Best Comedy & Entertainment and Best Drama, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.
  • (L-R) Jamie Sutherland, Kate Galbraith, Sean Hayman and Calum McIntosh, winners of Best Factual, at the RTS Scotland Student Awards 2017 on the 1st of March 2017 at The Hub Glasgow.

All pictures taken by Paul Reich Photography.

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