The winners have been announced for the RTS Student Awards 2019, sponsored by Motion Content Group.
Across six categories, the RTS Student Awards celebrate the best audiovisual work created by students with both an undergraduate and postgraduate winner awarded in each category across Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Form.
This year, the winning entries came from students at 12 universities and institutions across the UK. Students from the National Film and Television School led the way with five wins, closely followed by the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Dun Laoghaire with four wins and the University of Sunderland with three.
To reward excellence in craft skills, awards were presented in the following categories at the judges’ discretion: Camerawork, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Writing. The RTS Student Television Judges’ Award was presented to Music & Clowns, Alex Widdowson from the Royal College of Art, who also took home the award for Postgraduate Animation.
Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV and Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards, said: “The juries this year had some extremely tough decisions to make, narrowing down an impressive line-up of incredibly creative entries from all over the UK. We were delighted to recognise and celebrate the incredible talent coming into the industry last night. Congratulations to all the winners!”
The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Matt Edmondson and Mollie King, held on Friday 28th June at the BFI Southbank.
Photography by Paul Hampartsoumian and Richard Kendal