Festival backs young talent

From left: Victoria Griffin, Francesca Colpitts-Swaby,  Kia Pegg and Connor Lawson (Credit: Aine Dvileviciute)
ITV Tyne Tees content editor Alex Watson hosted the festival, which included industry networking and a mini-masterclass in camera work. Kia Pegg and Connor Lawson from CBBC show The Dumping Ground, which is filmed in the North East, were special guests. 
The festival has been running for more than 20 years and celebrates work from students, schools and colleges. In total, this year, there were 49 entries from young film­ makers, from 13 institutions or on an individual basis. 

Event report: RTS NETB Young Peoples’ Media Festival 2017

At a ceremony hosted by BBC One Inside Out North East & Cumbria presenter Chris Jackson, the winning teams received trophies and certificates from the RTS North East and the Borders Centre.

The senior winners were Hartlepool Sixth Form College’s Ely King, who took the Entertainment award for Goner and Stratford upon Avon College’s Alex Eves, whose film, Bloom, won the Drama prize.


Join the committee for a drink and some nibbles as we launch our 2017 event.

We have lots to celebrate in the region, and our wide range of categories means there is something for everyone to enter.

The Awards Committee will be on hand to discuss the entry process and help you to find out more about our fantastic awards.