The main awards at April’s Devon and Cornwall Student Awards were shared around the region’s universities and colleges.
“We’ve had a terrific range of entries from the region’s further and higher education institutions,” said Devon and Cornwall Chair Kingsley Marshall. “The [judging] panel highlighted the prowess of the storytelling across factual and drama, and noted the high levels in all of the work.”
The winners were announced at a ceremony, hosted by Cornwall-born director Nigel Cole (Made In Dagenham, Last Tango In Halifax) at Plymouth University.
Students from the same university won the Animation award with Metamorphose, which the judges said was a “challenging and jarring film that kept its edge”.
Thomas Kneebone’s Seen and Not Seen won the Comedy and Entertainment prize. The Cornwall College student’s film featured “a terrific concept, with great typography and layouts”.
Plymouth College of Art student Rauri Cantelo took the Drama award. “Bird has a strong story, with a restraint to the performances which felt believable,” said the judges.
The “very moving” Factual winner from Falmouth University students, Boi, was set in the trans community. This is What Depression Feels Like (University of St Mark and St John) won the Short Feature award. “It was lit superbly,” said the judges, “well cut and the sound cleverly done.”
Students from Falmouth University won three of the four Craft Production awards (Editing, Production Design and Sound). University of St Mark & St John students took home the Camera prize.
RTS Devon and Cornwall student winners
Animation • Metamorphose • Dmitri Domoskanov and Calum Ruaidhri Clark, Plymouth University
Comedy and Entertainment • Seen and Not Seen • Thomas Kneebone, Cornwall College
Drama • Bird • Rauri Cantelo, Plymouth College of Art
Factual • Boi • Dionne Rayner, Laura Marr, Wesley Trevena, Bethan Fairbarn and Tom Snelling, Falmouth University
Short Feature • This Is What Depression Feels Like • Charlie Mason, Matt Christey, Spencer Ellis and Ollie Hutchings-Smith, University of St Mark and St John
Craft Skills – Camera • Disorder • Joe Trickey and Izzie Larche, University of St Mark & St John
Craft Skills – Editing • Miss Malarkey’s Lost Her Man •Mattias Tamar Gill, Megan Thompson, Alex Atkinson and Jude Lilley, Falmouth University
Craft Skills – Production Design • Siffre • Henry Crisp, Corey Jacob Woodward, William Roberts and Line Vangen, Falmouth University
Craft Skills – Sound Design • Our Daughter Is a Necromancer • Elitsa Nadyalkova, Falmouth University