University of Plymouth hits home hat-trick

University of Plymouth hits home hat-trick

Wednesday, 3rd April 2024
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The winners of the Saving the Planet award (credit: Constance Flynn)
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The University of Plymouth picked up three of the main prizes at the RTS Devon and Cornwall Student Television Awards at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, in March.

A record 27 entries were received from six universities and colleges in the region.

The Factual: Short Form award went to Tom Box’s Dancing Minds, which the judges admired for its “contemporary visual style.… We really got to know the young people and their concerns.”

DISC by Kian Radford and Olin Quigley Daly won the Journalism award. The judges were moved by the “heart-breaking sound bites” from contributors, which revealed a little-seen view of the picturesque town of Newquay.

The Potential of Crab Aquaculture – “a well-constructed [film] with a very clear narrative, showcased with beautiful cinematic imagery” – took home the Saving the Planet prize for a team of University of Plymouth students.

Falmouth University students won the Animation (Scenes of the Absurd) and Drama (Tipsy Sugar Flipping) awards; the Entertainment and Comedy Drama prize went to Arts University Plymouth for More Than Friends.


RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards winners

Animation - Scenes of the Absurd - Sophie Dique, Talia Sellers, Kirsten Reed and team, Falmouth University

Drama - Tipsy Sugar Flipping - Amber Clarke-McGrath, Falmouth University

Entertainment and Comedy Drama - More Than Friends - Sam Evans, Willow Whatley, Nathan Brennan, Alexander Austin and Libby Ward, Arts University Plymouth

Factual: Short Form - Dancing Minds - Tom Box, University of Plymouth

Journalism - DISC - Kian Radford and Olin Quigley Daly, University of Plymouth

Saving the Planet - The Potential of Crab Aquaculture - Finley Lake, Yulia Weir, Simona Pedrali Noy, Reuben Davy, Mallika Dawar and Tripti Shukla, University of Plymouth

Craft Skills: Camera - Exodus - Elliot Barry, University of Plymouth

Craft Skills: Editing - The Hills of Cornwall - Finn Venn, Falmouth University

Craft Skills: Production Design - Scenes of the Absurd - Sophie Dique and Talia Sellers, Falmouth University

Craft Skills: Sound - Malus - Jacob Dodson, Falmouth University

Craft Skills: Writing - The Ivory Wife - Ella Thrasher, Falmouth University

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