RTS East Student Awards 2018

RTS East Student Awards 2018

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By Matthew Bell,
Tuesday, 27th March 2018

Ember Films chalked up two wins at the RTS East Awards, which were held at Norwich University of the Arts in mid-March. 

The Norfolk-based production company took the Promotional Film award for RNLI and Finisterre and the Digital Content prize for Norwich Castle Keep.

The awards ceremony was hosted by ITV News Anglia presenter Becky Jago and Stewart White, host of BBC regional news programme Look East.

ITV Anglia enjoyed a successful evening, winning three awards: Sean Cockrell took the Production Craft Skills award; Chloe Keedy won the New Talent On-screen prize; while Sarah Byrd was named Best On-screen Personality.

The BBC also tasted success at the awards ceremony. Look East won two awards: journalist Nabihah Parkar won the New Talent Off-screen award and news and sports presenter James Burridge lifted the Diversity award. BBC East won two awards: it took the News And Current Affairs Feature award for its reporting of the Lauri Love computer hacking case and Jo Taylor won the On-screen Journalist award.

Three Norwich production companies won awards: Tin Can Island triumphed in the Factual Programme category with BBC Four film In Search of Arcadia; Eye Film and Television was awarded the Post-Production Craft Skills prize for Unseen; and Forward Wex Photo Video’s The Blind Photographer: More than An Image won the short film award.

“The RTS East Awards are a fantastic showcase for the brilliant creative media industries here in East Anglia,” said RTS East Chair Nikki O’Donnell. “Congratulations to our winners and nominees – the entries were all of a very high standard, creative and original, fascinating and illuminating.”

Anglia Ruskin University won three of the five main Student Awards, taking first place in the Drama, Factual and Short Feature categories. Norwich University of the Arts lifted the Animation prize and Cambridge University triumphed in Comedy and Entertainment.

Norwich University of the Arts also won three of the four Craft categories (Camera, Production Design and Sound), with the University of Bedfordshire taking home the Editing award.

“Encouraging new talent is at the heart of everything we do, so I was especially delighted with the very high standard of our student winners and nominees,” said O’Donnell.

RTS East winners

Factual Programme: In Search of Arcadia, Tin Can Island for BBC Four
News and Current Affairs Feature: Lauri Love, BBC East
On-screen Personality: Sarah Byrd, ITV News Anglia, ITV Anglia
On-screen Journalist: Jo Taylor, Look East, BBC East
New Talent On-screen: Chloe Keedy, ITV News Anglia, ITV Anglia
New Talent Off-screen: Nabihah Parkar, Look East, BBC East
Short Film: The Blind Photographer: More Than An Image, Forward Wex Photo Video
Promotional Film: RNLI and Finisterre, Ember Films
Production Craft Skills: Sean Cockrell, ITV News Anglia, ITV Anglia
Post-production Craft Skills: Unseen, Eye Film and Television
Diversity: James Burridge, Look East, BBC East
Digital Content: Norwich Castle Keep, Ember Films
Student Animation: Comfort Zone, Elliot Stronza, Leana Mae Felipe and James Ivett, Norwich University of the Arts
Student Comedy and Entertainment: Wenlock & Jones, Cassia Price, Cambridge University
Student Drama: Hello Friend, Theo Douchand, Alina Bobilova, Alessandro Piccato, Mehdi Iromlou and Matthew Burdfield, Anglia Ruskin University
Student Factual: Rebirth, Theo Douchand, William Stephens and Edward Armstrong, Anglia Ruskin University
Student Short Feature: I, Mihaela Motica, Anglia Ruskin University
Student Craft Skills – Camera: Elagabalus Lives, Matthew Nodwell, Norwich University of the Arts
Student Craft Skills – Editing: CoMB4T W4RR10R, Daniel Read and Ben Parsons, University of Bedfordshire
Student Craft Skills – Production Design: Amnesiac, Alex Hermon, Norwich University of the Arts
Student Craft Skills – Sound: Tunnel Vision, Chris Fitzmaurice, Norwich University of the Arts

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Ember Films chalked up two wins at the RTS East Awards, which were held at Norwich University of the Arts in mid-March.