Orange scores hat-trick in Brum for the RTS Midlands Student Awards

Orange scores hat-trick in Brum for the RTS Midlands Student Awards

Monday, 11th April 2022
Elena Ruiz Aman (Credit: Lensi Photography)
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Elena Ruiz Aman won three awards at the RTS Midlands Student Television Awards in late March, including the prestigious Sir Lenny Henry Award for outstanding work.

The Nottingham Trent University student also triumphed in the Animation and Craft Skills: Sound categories with her film Orange.

The awards, which were selected by a panel of industry professionals including Henry, were hosted by broadcaster and actor Mim Shaikh and BBC Asian Network DJ Jasmine Takhar at the IET in Birmingham.

The Drama prize went to Staffordshire University student Duncan Stephens for Not Quite There Yet, and the University of Worcester’s Harpal Bobby and Kiran Aujila triumphed in the Factual category with A Change in Kismat.

Nottingham Trent notched up five awards in total, also winning the Craft Skills: Camera and Writing prizes.

“The Midlands is experiencing something of a renaissance as a centre for broadcasting talent, and these awards reflect the range of creativity and talent of young people based in the region,” said RTS Midlands Chair Kully Khalia.

He added: “The judges were truly impressed by the inspiring standard of work.”

The awards ceremony followed an afternoon of masterclasses.

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