We are delighted to announce the winners of the Royal Television Society Student Awards, supported by Northern Ireland Screen. The ceremony was due to take place today, 24th March 2020, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WINNER: Cosmic Echoes: Phoebe Long, John Hannon, Jakub Bojanowski and Jack Creaner, Ulster University.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Home: Rhea Hanlon and Méabh Gilheany, Ulster University
Comedy & Entertainment Category
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WINNER Crème Brulee or Chocolate Souffle? Michael Murray Draine, Stacey Burns, Jack Devlin, Ronan Karicos, Mark Hanna, Callum Russell, and Dylan Kane, Belfast Metropolitan College.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fun Times in Sinister Pines: Carolan Brolly, Benjamin Porter and Jared Green, Ulster University.
WINNER Circle: Marc McCabe, Samantha Davies, Stephen Parker and Lee Seales, NI Film & Television School at SERC, Bangor.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Man in the Bath: Elsa Hunter-Weston, Caoilfhionn MacEoin-Manus, Caleb Roberts, Shauna Luckie, Queens University Belfast.
WINNER A Love Letter to my Mum: Margaret Mackel, Ulster University.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Visions of Success: Callum Harrison, Peter Young and James Nugent, Queens University Belfast.
WINNER In the Now: Marie-Louise McKenna and Caoimhe Lennon, Ulster University.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Big Boys Don’t Cry: Ellery Wooff, Queen’s University Belfast.
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WINNER Voices of the Border: Brighid Sheridan, Michael Kane, Dionne Meehan, Daire Villa, Moya O’Donnell, Joe Kennedy and Toni Connor, North West Regional College.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rising from the Ashes: Raffaella Carter, Belfast Metropolitan College.
Craft Award (Camera work)
Lost Memories by Conor Barrow, David Mcintyre & Tiarnan Hatchell, Ulster University.
Vikkie Taggart, Chair of RTS NI said: “As an educational charity these awards help the RTS to raise awareness of the amazing home grown talent emerging from our third level colleges which play an increasingly important role in preparing future generations for a career in the local film and TV industry.
“This year’s entries all displayed very high standards of creativity, innovation and technical capability and I know the judges had a difficult task selecting our winners. We wish all our Northern Ireland winners every success in the national RTS Awards in June and look forward to showcasing their winning works at our Programme Awards in November.”
The RTS NI Student Television Awards are supported by Northern Ireland Screen, Head of Education, Bernard McCloskey, said: Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in this year’s awards. Winning an RTS NI Student Television Award gives these students a prestigious accolade to help them with their future careers. These awards are a great way to nurture and encourage the fantastic creative talent we have in Northern Ireland.”
Maeve McLoughlin, Vice Chair RTS NI said: “These awards provide an amazing platform to showcase the wealth of young talent emerging from across Northern Ireland in the creative industries. Everyone who takes part is a winner by making the most of the opportunities provided by the RTS to network and meet potential employers and top professionals who can assist with their careers.”
Sponsored by Carson McDowell, Stellify Media, and Performance Film & Media Insurance, the winners of these Awards go forward to the national RTS Student Media Awards which are planned for June. The winners will also be invited to this year’s RTS NI Programme Awards, where their work will be showcased in front of the top professionals across the screen industries.
Please note: all winners and nominees will be contacted in due course to arrange delivery of trophies and certificates. Please bear with us over the next few months until we can get the logistics of this arranged. If you have any questions, please contact RTSNI@RTS.ORG.UK