RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards 2024

Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 14 March, 2024

RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards 2024

Prepare to applaud excellence in student filmmaking as we unveil the list of nominees for this year's RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards. From compelling documentaries to captivating dramas, these talented individuals have showcased their creativity and dedication to the craft of television production. Join us in acknowledging the exceptional achievements of Devon & Cornwall's emerging filmmakers and discovering the winners at the RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards ceremony on Thursday 14 March 2024 at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth at 7pm.

Congratulations to all the nominees; your creativity has left a lasting impression!

See the full programme here:


ANIMATION: Sophie Dique, Talia Sellers, Kirsten Reed and Team

Title: Scenes of the Absurd
Production Company: Falmouth University
Sammy Reavley, Bonnie Harris - Why Mum's Don't Jump
Bronte Higgs, Gus Andrews and Team - Whale Fall

The judges highly commend the makers patience, attrition and overall execution.

DRAMA: Amber Clarke-McGrath

Title: Tipsy Sugar Flipping
Production Company: Falmouth University
Ella Thrasher, Hazel Simmonds - The Ivory Wife
Josh Martin, Vincent Rowe, Louis Willis, Meisje Weldon, Will Hutchison, Jacob Dodson - Malus
Elliot Barry, Leah Littlefield, Nathaniel May, Nicholas Moulder - Exodus
Finley Lake - Alienated

TIPSY SUGAR FLIPPING managed to capture the extreme highs and frightening lows in a very short amount of time. A great deal of thought went into this film and it shows.

ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY DRAMA: Sam Evans, Willow Whatley, Nathan Brennan, Alexander Austin, Libby Ward

Title: More Than Friends
Production Company: Arts University Plymouth
Cosmo Bawler - Lazy Bones
Ben Faulkner, Archie Garrett, Samuel Trevains, Ethan Knowles, Dawid Chyla, Rose Thompson, Nino Ray, Simran Kalsi, Charlie Littler - 10 Minutes to Live

MORE THAN FRIENDS was a wonderful example of traditional storytelling with a very clear beginning, middle and tragic end.


Title: Dancing Minds
Production Company: University of Plymouth
Jake Wolf Cunliffe - SkinTone
Levi Quartley - It's Not That Simple
Jack Reid, Dan Shipton - The Hills of Cornwall

The Judges loved the contemporary visual style of DANCING WITH MINDS and felt we really got to know the young people and their concerns and why they love dancing whilst giving some tantalising glimpses into some of the grittier issues such as body image.

JOURNALISM: Kian Radford, Olin Quigley Daly

Title: DISC
Production Company: University of Plymouth
Isobella-Skye Taylor - #EndTheWait

The judges were moved by some heartbreaking soundbites from the contributors of DISC which revealed a little seen view of the picturesque of the seaside town of Newquay.

SAVING THE PLANET: Finley Lake, Yulia Weir, Simona Pedrali Noy, Reuben Davy, Mallika Dawar, Tripti Shukla

Title: The Potential of Crab Aquaculture
Production Company: University of Plymouth
Madison Owen, Diggory Puyal, Jonathan Nash, Ayesha Milner, Waleed Mamoun, Klaudia Krupska - The Marine Institute

The Potential of Crab Aquaculture was well constructed with a very clear narrative, showcased with beautiful cinematic imagery.