Winners of RTS Student Awards 2018 announced

Winners of RTS Student Awards 2018 announced

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Friday, 22nd June 2018
Winners of the RTS Student Awards 2018 (Credit: Richard Kendal/RTS)
Winners of the RTS Student Awards 2018 (Credit: Richard Kendal/RTS)

The winners of the RTS Student Awards 2018 have been announced.

Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the awards recognise the best audiovisual work created by students across the UK and Republic of Ireland at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

In the undergraduate categories, Kingston University picked up three awards including the Judges' Award, which went to Laymun. The film, which was created by Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn also secured the Undergraduate Animation Award; while Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally took home the Undergraduate Short Feature Award for Mm-Hmm.

Arts University Bournemouth students, Sunniva Fluge Hole, Laura Perkins and team, picked up two awards, collecting both the Undergraduate Craft Skills – Sound and Undergraduate Craft Skills – Production Design gongs for Liv; while The National Film School, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire students: Dave Fox, Laura Gaynor, Alfie Hollingsworth and Conor Donoghue took home the Undergraduate Drama trophy for Pernicio.

Andrew Ashworth secured a win for Edinburgh College Of Art in the Undergraduate Comedy & Entertainment category for Best Men; University of Stirling students Maria Craig, Josefin Dahlin, Hannah McKelvie and Joel Rock collected the Undergraduate Factual award for Hear Me Now and Anna Butler from Nottingham Trent University won the Undergraduate News category for Music On Prescription.

The Undergraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork award went to Gaius Brown from University of Central Lancashire for his film Lost In Loss; while University Of Leeds students Charlotte Field and Hugh Clegg collected the Undergraduate Craft Skills – Editing for Taraash.

National Film and Television School took home seven of the ten postgraduate gongs. Students Alex Dizer, John Higgins, Sorcha Bradford, Sashko Micevski and team picked up the Postgraduate Comedy & Entertainment award for their film Saving Faith; Rory Alexander Stewart, Rebecca Smith, Samira Oberberg, Celestria Kimmins and team scooped the Postgraduate Drama trophy for Wild Horses; Acta Non Verba which was made by Yvann Yagchi, Fawzia Mahmood, Aurora Vögeli and team, secured the Postgraduate Factual award and Ian Robertson, Athena Sammy, Alex McArdle and team won the Postgraduate Short Feature award with their film Cupid. NFTS film Poles Apart picked up Postgraduate Craft Skills awards for Production Design and Editing. These were collected by Paula Giménez and Zsófia Tálas respectively; while Jon Muschamp picked up the Postgraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork for Comeback Kid.

Royal College Of Art film Hilal ‘the Crescent’ won two postgraduate awards: The Postgraduate Animation gong, which was collected by Hakim Ismail, Chourouk Zarkaoui, Sofia El Khyari, Ella Magee and team and the Postgraduate Craft Skills – Sound award, picked up by Hakim Ismail; while Kath Paddison from University of Central Lancashire took home the Postgraduate News trophy for Social Media Shaming.

The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Jayde Adams, held on Friday 22 June at the BFI Southbank.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

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The winners of the RTS Student Awards 2018 have been announced.