Universities and colleges from across the region shared the honours at the RTS Yorkshire Student Television Awards.
Edd Benson from Sheffield Hallam University scooped the Animation award with Out on a Limb, which the jury praised as a “timely and thought-provoking piece”.
Fellow Sheffield Hallam University students – Amy Parker, Kirean Boughan, Lauren Griggs, Beth Elston and Chris Kelly – picked up the award in the Comedy and Entertainment category for Tug of War, which the jury commended for its “clear set up, middle and pay off – all in the right order”.
Purple Thunder Productions from York St John University won the Drama award with Eden, “an ambitious film with a real human story”.
Adam Marseille, Fraser Heanue and team from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University took home the Factual award for Juiced. The jury said this film got “right to the heart of the subject and was something they could easily see on television”.
The University of Sheffield’s Catarina Beija took the News prize for Portuguese Bullfighting: a Dying Tradition? The jury said it included “a confident piece to camera, had good access and showed really strong craft skills”.
The last of the six main category awards was made to Callum Isaac, Jack Routledge and Dominique Scoles from the University of Leeds. They won the Short Feature category with Jamie, “an emotional piece, made with a lot of love”.
Eight Craft Awards were also made at the ceremony, which was held at Sheffield United Football Club in late February and hosted by BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia.
“We are delighted with this year’s entries, both for their number and their quality. There were a number of entries that the judges felt would sit very well on the television right away,” said Yorkshire Chair Dr Fiona Thompson.
The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University sponsored the RTS Yorkshire Student Television Awards.
All photos by Paul Harness