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.
All pictures taken by Paul Reich Photography.