Broadcaster Jo Scott will host this year’s Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards which will take place in the Black Box, Belfast on Tuesday 26 March 2019 with UTV’s Eden Wilson delivering the keynote speech.
In partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, the RTS NI Student Television Awards recognise the importance of education within the growing creative industry sector in Northern Ireland.
Kieran Doherty, Chair of RTS NI said:
“This is the 6th year of our Student Awards and we have consistently showcased brilliant talent at post and undergraduate level in all manner of disciplines that go into telling great stories, highlighting the exceptional talent emerging from our third level colleges.
“The RTS is first and foremost an educational charity and these awards enable us to celebrate burgeoning talent whilst providing the students with a high-profile platform to show their work. We have built-up a strong relationship with the local colleges, which play a vital role in ensuring our future talent graduate with the necessary skills ready to start work in the exciting and growing creative industry we now have in Northern Ireland.”
Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education, Northern Ireland Screen said:
“Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to be able to support these awards in partnership with RTS NI. The awards are a great way to nurture and encourage the fantastic emerging creative talent we have here in Northern Ireland.”
Jo Scott, BBC NI Newsline presenter who is hosting the Awards Ceremony says:
“Winning an RTS NI Student Television Award gives our young people a prestigious accolade to help them with their future careers. We have entries from students across Northern Ireland and the talent they display is wonderful as well as giving them the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s biggest names at the Awards Ceremony.”
There are 5 category Awards for Animation, Drama, Entertainment, Factual and Short Form with an additional Craft Award recognising particular skill in camera work, editing or production design.
Sponsored by Stellify Media, Westway Films and Performance Film and Media Insurance, the winners of these Awards go forward to the national RTS Student Media Awards which will be held in London later this year.
The full list of nominees:
- Heavy Heart Music Video: Matthew Watt, Ulster University
- Work B**ch: Alexander McQuitty, Ulster University
- Vito the Clown: Gavin O’Connor Clarke, Sean Burns, Conor McAllister, Belfast Metropolitan College
Comedy & Entertainment Category
- SPOT: Hannah McEvoy, Patrick Magennis, Conor Patterson, Jenny Parkhill and Bethany Mackin, Queen’s University Belfast.
- Forbidden Fruits: Johnson Orr, Laura McQuaide, Oran McStay, Paul Kennedy and Rachel Cummings, Queen’s University Belfast
- Strange Night: Ryan Rafferty, PJ Wallace, Joel McReynolds and Mark Rainey, Belfast Metropolitan College
- DRE: Ciarán Mullin, Ulster University
- The Writer: Dylan Hagan, Nathan Gray, Aaron Jamison and Klaudia Bulczak, Belfast Metropolitan College
- Who Dares Wins: Jack McNally, Ulster University
- Ireland’s Lost and Found: Ryan Rafferty and Mark Rainey, Belfast Metropolitan College
- The Ninety-Year-Old Girl Guide: Niall Hartley, Angela Eadie and John Clerkin, South Eastern Regional College
- Childhood: Peter Young, Caleb Roberts and Joshua Montgomery, Queen’s University Belfast
- It’s A Small World After All: Andrew Shields, Nathan Long, Emma Bonar and Peter Barr, Belfast Metropolitan College
- Storey: Calum Russell, Andrew Turner, Matthew McCabe and Ronan McClenaghan, Belfast Metropolitan College
- Budapest 2018: PJ Wallace and Joel McReynolds, Belfast Metropolitan College
Tickets are limited, to register your interest please apply via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rts-ni-student-television-awards-ceremony-2019-tickets-56628297763