RTS North West Student Television Awards 2022

Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 28 April, 2022

The winners for this year's RTS NW Student Awards have been announced.

The winner in the Animation category is the stop animation film ‘Allotment’, created by Karla Engstrom and Samuel Carson, from Manchester Metropolitan University. In the Comedy and Entertainment Category, the winning programme is ‘Login’ created by Dan Finch from the University of Salford. The winning entry in the Drama Category this year is awarded to ‘Dog Factory’, by Brody Salmon and Izzy Brenan, from The Manchester Film School. In the Factual Category, the award goes to ‘Taking Control: Sex Work as a Modern Industry’, from Sophie Coupe at The University of Salford.

The judges commented on the exceptional standard of entries this year, and the creatives behind the winning films will have the opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders in the North West over the coming months.

Special Craft Awards have also this year been awarded to Gioia Dalosso Hemnell for their camerawork in Silent Epidemic; Aiden Vincent & Alex Hargreaves for their Editing in Running a Marathon; Ronan Bartley & Nathan Brown, for Production Design and Editing in Keeping It Real; Juliette Homes, for the writing of Cabin Under the Diamond Sky; Owen Cull & Phoenix Thompson for the Sound and Production Design on Six Weeks in Cairo; Alina Akbar for Camera and Editing on A to D.

Cameron Roach, RTS NW Chair commented ‘It’s important we celebrate the excellence of individual craft skills as people take a foothold in our industry. We were overwhelmed with the quality and passion that was exhibited in this year's student entries, it demonstrates strongly that there are terrific, creatively ambitious graduates emerging ready to connect and grow in the sector here in the North West. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the respective academic institutions over the coming year’.

The Student Awards rounds off a series of industry facing events in the North West this Spring from the RTS, including the Student Networking Day hosted by Dock 10 at Media City.



Title: Allotment
Production Company: Karla Engström and Samuel Carson
Broadcaster: Manchester Metropolitan University
Happy Nude Day
I Live Alone
Plastic Ocean
The Letter

Comedy and Entertainment

Title: Login
Production Company: Dan Finch
Broadcaster: University of Salford
60 Second Dates
Accepting Yellow
Clowning Around
Queer Your History


Title: Dog Factory
Production Company: Brody Salmon, Izzy Brennan, Sam Brayshaw and Ellie Cryer
Broadcaster: The Manchester Film School - UCEN
A to D
Six Weeks in Cairo
The Cabin Beneath a Diamond Sky


Title: Taking Control: Sex Work as a Modern Industry
Production Company: Sophie Coupe
Broadcaster: University of Salford
Andy's Man Club
Detective Fenwick
Running A Marathon Without Training