Student Awards 2011


RTS London held the Student Awards at ITV studios on 25th January 2011. Over 80 students and their lecturers attended to not only see the entries but also to hear comments from practicing producers / directors - Sam Hanna, Darcia Martin. and Lynne Pritchard talking about the first steps both creative and business for them – and for those joining the wide work of Television and film.

There was a strong set of entries in three categories this year – but there were no programmes nominated in the Entertainment category.

David Thomas (Chair RTS London) introduced the event and handed over to Terry Marsh and Kristin Mason who ran the evening.

After the viewings and awards there was an opportunity for the students to meet and questions many of those working in Television.


The RTS Student Television Awards recognise the best audiovisual work created by by full- or part-time students as part of their course - its is organised in each centre arround the UK .The winners in each centre go to the National Awards later in the year.


RTS London wishes to thank the Judges


 Kristin Mason (Chair)  Freelance Broadcast consultant

Shelley Bradley  Commissioning Associate, BBC Learning

Win Mensah-Larbie Line Producer, BBC Drama

Sara FeildenFreelance Producer

Mike CatherwoodFreelance Director/TV trainer

Lambros Atteshlis Executive producer/MD

Sam HannaFreelance producer/director

Julie Ardrey Freelance producer/director

Oli Hyatt  Company Director, Blue-Zoo Animation

Graham Clarkin Creative Director, Time-Slice Films

And ITV studios for the facilities

Phil Barnes who edited and played in the compilation DVD for the event.

Photos by Peter Weitzel



Factual: James Page, Fabiano D’Amato, Peter Palos & Team

Title: Street Car
Production Company: University of Westminster
Becken Bahumuka, Elijah Oyatoye - The Cost of Living – Healthcare in Congo
James Page, Maya Newell, Patrick Dervin & Team - Chosun: Land of Morning Calm

The jury felt that the winning entry “Street Car” was a lovely documentary, beautifully shot about the trams in New Orleans which held the attention straight away. It was beautifully structured and well-filmed, with good audience appeal taking a small subject and showing the evident pride the people featured have in their jobs and the service they provide.

Animation: Jo Bichard, Jack Cunningham

Title: Mars
Production Company: Kingston University
Daniel Edgley, Simon Harvey, Alec Smith - Polished Off
Joe Sparrow, Grethe Bentsen - Ex Libris

The winning animation, “Mars” was quirky, telling a story beautifully, and working well for a young audience. It was a nice length, and had good sound with music in keeping with the animation.

Drama: Alex Lipman, Ben Wheatley, Cenay Said & Team

Title: The Miserables
Production Company: University of Westminster
Siobhan Finnon, Thom Godsill, Harry Sloan & Team - Pigeon
Jonathan Burns, Thomas Marshall, Jonah Mayfield & Team - All Fried Up

“The Miserables” was considered by the jury to be outstanding. A very good emotional script, had been creatively executed with sensitivity, flair, restraint, and imagination.