RTS WEST OF ENGLAND STUDENT AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The winners of the RTS West of England Student Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony at The Everyman Cinema in Bristol. The region had received the highest ever number of entries across a range of categories including drama, animation, short form, comedy and entertainment and factual. At the ceremony, students heard from Mike Gunton, Creative Director Factual and Natural History Unit, BBC Studios who shared his insights on creative storytelling in factual television and how to engage with audiences.
The University of Gloucestershire won two programme awards, in Factual and Comedy and Entertainment. In Factual, for ‘Memories of Mother’, a poetic documentary about a mother which the judges praised as ‘a brave film’ and ‘beautifully shot and edited’ and in Comedy and Entertainment for ‘Delicious Love’, a bitter sweet love story, which the judges thought was ‘so well visualised and supported by an excellent script’. ‘Dearly Departed’, another project from the University of Gloucestershire was highly commended in Comedy and Entertainment as an ‘outstanding and beautifully executed musical which was so well realised and highly original.’
Two programme awards also went to the University of the West of England. The winner in Animation was ‘Earthly Delights’, a film by Efa Blosse Mason which impressed the judges as it was ‘quirky, creative and funny’ whilst ‘Nose’ in Short Form was ‘deceptively simple and very engaging’.
Bath Spa University triumphed in the Drama category with horror film ‘Figurehead’ which the judges thought had ‘a great understanding of genre rules and structures and was well written and well acted.’
The judges were Alison Sterling, Drama Producer, Reuben Armstrong, Filmmaker, Andrew Wilson, Re-recording Mixer, Red Six Ltd, Vicky Brophy, Head of Production, Wonky Films, Tim Ruffle, Director, Aardman, Lucy Bilson, Production Executive, Plimsoll Productions, Elizabeth White, Producer/Director, BBC Natural History Unit, Ric de Mowbray, MD, Sound Town, Barry Hecker, Executive Producer, Rowan Musgrave, Producer, True to Nature, Charlotte Gay, Production Journalist, ITV News West Country. Judges were looking for freshness, originality and audience appeal.
The winning films from the West of England Centre will now be judged at the UK national level in April 2019.
There were also a host of craft awards handed out to reward exceptional promise in a number of craft areas- full list below.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Figurehead, Rhys Ashton Tucker, Tommi Floor, George Cheshire, Jack Yeomans, Tyler Kerrick Blake, Macaulay Waran Sanders, Bath Spa University
Earthly Delights, Efa Blosse-Mason, University of the West of England
Memories of Mother, Joana Amado Simões , James Hargreaves, Tom Moreton, Emily Bracken, Mathilda Strahl, Jade Leppä, University of Gloucestershire
COMEDY AND ENTERTAINMENT
Delicious Love, Alana Volavola, Macaulay Jones, Freddie Berman, Ben Holmes, Jade Elwood, Amey King, Kate Goulding, Kate Seninde, Jaffer Adams, Sophie Masterman, University of Gloucestershire
Dearly Departed, Elise Martin, Jess Bartlett, Elliot Howarth, Montana Allaway-North, Kate Goulding, Chris Hopgood, Nick Bendle, Harry Clarke, University of Gloucestershire HIGHLY
Nose, Kiki Nafig, Izzy Mooney, Emma Lazenby, Jake Lucas, Poppy Young, Hugh Cowling, Laura Izzard, University of the West of England
CRAFT AWARD WINNERS
Comedy and Entertainment:
Dearly Departed, Camerawork, Elliot Howarth, University of Gloucestershire
Dearly Departed, Production Design, Montana Allaway-North, University of Gloucestershire
Dearly Departed, Composers, Demi Marriner and Robbie Cavanagh, University of Gloucestershire
Delicious Love, Production Design, Jade Elwood, University of Gloucestershire
Delicious Love, Editing, Sophie Masterman, University of Gloucestershire
Mansa Musa Riddim, Composer, D-Red, University of the West of England
Memories of Mother, Editing, Mathilda Strahl, University of Gloucestershire
Memories of Mother, Writing, Joana Amado Simões, University of Gloucestershire
Cheer, Editing, Will Evans, University of Gloucestershire
Cheer, Sound, Nikola Jurčáková, University of Gloucestershire
The Shell Line of Shingle Street, Camerawork, Samuel Marino, Screenology
Regina, Camerawork, Jake Smith, University of the West of England
An Appearance Score, Camerawork and Lighting, Mathis van den Berg, University of Bristol
Earthly Delights, Production Design, Efa Blosse-Mason, University of the West of England
GoatHead, Composer, Stylianos Tsioupros, University of the West of England
Shipwrecked, Achievement in animation, Sabrina Marengo, Manurinder Sandhu, Duncan Gilbertson, University of the West of England
Nose, Writing, Izzy Mooney, Kiki Nafig, University of the West of England
51, Sound, Emily Wiles, University of the West of England
Leah, Director, Louis Reeves, University of Gloucestershire
Girl, Camerawork, Jacob Crow-Mains, University of the West of England
Anamnesis, Camerawork, James D Chanter, Editing, Sophie Masterman & Sound, Becky Millington, University of Gloucestershire
Figurehead, Writing, Tommi Floor, Bath Spa University
Helping Bristol’s Homeless, Summer Paliunyte and Gabriella Petty, University of the West of England, certificate of commendation