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
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
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
“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.