Watch the ceremony, presented by BBC Radio 1's Matt Edmonson and Mollie King, live from the BFI Southbank in London.
RTS Student Awards
“This year has proved how important this industry is – I know for a fact that if I hadn’t had my TV in my house during lockdown, I would have been climbing the walls,” said the winner of Drag Race’s first UK series.
Looking at the “amazing young, fresh talent” brought together for the online ceremony by Zoom, The Vivienne added: “Knowing that the future of TV is in your hands really puts me at ease.”
The RTS Student Television Awards celebrates the best audiovisual work created by students across the UK at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
For 2021, the Awards will be a short form content competition, in which students are able to submit an original film of their creation of up to 10 minutes in duration.
The virtual event was hosted by comedian and presenter Matt Richardson.
The awards celebrate students across six categories for the best audiovisual work created at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Form. To reward excellence in craft skills, awards were also presented in the following categories at the judges’ discretion: Camerawork, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Writing.
Across six categories, 23 institutions’ students have received nominations, having qualified by winning at their respective regional RTS Student Awards earlier this year.
Now in its 25th year, the awards ceremony will be livestreamed on Friday 26 June at 2pm BST. Further details will be published on the RTS website in due course. The RTS Student Awards celebrates the best audiovisual work created by students with an Undergraduate and Postgraduate winner both awarded in each category across Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Form.