RTS Bristol Futures Festival

Come along to meet the many media organisations in the region-  independent production companies, broadcasters and post production facilities- including RDF West, The Bottle Yard Studios, Films@59, Drummer TV and more. You'll be able to chat informally to people already working in the industry, ask for advice and find out more about production in the region...and any potential opportunities....


Local DoP, and sometime director, editor, journalist, writer, producer, social worker, teacher, and general ageing hippie, David Baillie, comes clean on a career of lies, subterfuge, and adventure.

With clips from wars, famines, corporates, dramas and cock ups, he’ll aim to show another generation how to see the world, pay the mortgage and have fun in film.

The test of career is to be able to reach 60 and say — "I wouldn’t have had it any other way".  And if you tell the right fibs, you can do it!

The Great British Break Off: Will you still watch?

Contract negotiations with the BBC broke down when the corporation reportedly wouldn't match Channel 4's offer.

The shock announcement was followed by the news that presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would not be following the show after it left BBC One. Star judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have not yet confirmed if they will stay with the production.  

Countryfile: Anatomy of a Hit

Countryfile launched on the BBC in 1988 to celebrate the ‘beauty and diversity of the British countryside’ and moved in 2009 to a high profile hour-length Sunday night BBC One slot. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, becoming Britain’s most popular weekly factual TV show regularly drawing in audiences of over six million and in February of this year, hit a peak of 9.4 million.

What's the secret of its success? How does it consistently deliver huge Sunday night ratings for BBC One?

Winners announced for RTS Student Television Awards 2016

Anna Senkara (Credit: Richard Kendal)

The awards recognise outstanding work produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students during the 2014/15 academic year.

Comedian Mark Dolan hosted the event which welcomed over 250 students from around the country.

The Student Television Awards 2016 were chaired by Sky Arts Director Phil Edgar-Jones and celebrate the best in student television.

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Open.

Size Matters: A provocative look at short-form content (RTS FUTURES)

From YouTube to Channel 4, Snapchat to BBC Three, the revolution is happening and you can be a part of it!

RTS Futures is hosting a unique event where we invite you to learn from some of the greatest short-form pioneers.

An esteemed panel of industry leaders is ready to share their advice, trends and insights. Topics include how to create a career online, what short videos gets commissioned and what the future holds for emerging creative talent.