STUDENT TELEVISION AWARDS 2011
The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has announced the winners for the RTS Student Television Awards 2011. The event took place on Friday 25 May at the Barbican, London.
Chaired by Patrick Younge, Chief Creative Officer, BBC Vision Productions and hosted by comedian Nathan Caton, the RTS Student Television Awards celebrate the best in student television from across the UK – the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards were judged in four categories including Fiction, Entertainment, Factual and Animation. The event was attended by key industry figures, students and tutors.
The RTS Student Television Masterclasses were held prior to the awards ceremony. Students were given the opportunity to benefit from the experience of respected industry professionals including Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, Doctor Who and Co-Creator Sherlock; Sue Bourne, a multi-award winning documentary maker, whose films include a theatrical release Jig, Mum and Me for BBC One and The Street for Channel 4 and Siobhan Greene, the Head of Television at Syco TV and the executive producer of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
Undergraduate Fiction: Alex Blackwood
“An original idea with extremely fresh, youthful visual production and excellent audio design. A voice to watch.”
Undergraduate Entertainment: Paris Palmer, Ian Morley, James Earing & Team
“It displayed exceptional production values delivered to broadcast standards. It was technically confident and incorporated a clear and moving narrative.”
Undergraduate Factual: Steven Hinde & Neil Dempsey
“…was full of energy and life-affirming. Highly engaging it had a real freshness, combining a light-hearted and playful tone with a skillful reflection of some of the key issues at the heart of modern Britain. It was a fun, informative and confidently delivered film.”
Undergraduate Animation: Will Anderson
“An extremely well-crafted film, effortlessly merging various styles and techniques with a wickedly sharp sense of humour.”
Postgraduate Fiction: Michael Lennox & Team
“This had an excellent script which was superbly paced in a difficult environment. It managed to focus the tension and keep the judges engaged and gripped throughout.”
Postgraduate Entertainment: Mariana Frantzi, Rebecca Casey, Emma Dalesman & Team
“This was an ambitious and confidently delivered attempt at a difficult formatted show with impressive use of layering, secret filming and contestant tasks.”
Postgraduate Factual: Lou McLoughlan
“…was a superb piece of film-making which engaged the jury from the outset with its authority and calmness. Beautifully made, it led the viewer into a hidden world through careful character revelation. The film maker successfully held back the key revelation keeping the audience on its toes.”
Postgraduate Animation: Richard Phelan, Philipp Zakrzewski, Gareth Sergeant & Team
“An excellently scripted, boarded and animated film in the classic style. A laugh-out-loud story with well rounded characters and stunning set pieces.”