Watch the ceremony, presented by BBC Radio 1's Matt Edmonson and Mollie King, live from the BFI Southbank in London.
RTS Student Awards
The Nottingham Trent University student’s film, Orange Striped Socks, which also won in the Animation category, was chosen by the Dudley-born comic and actor, who praised its “extraordinary craftsmanship”, calling it “very moving and beautifully well done”.
The night’s other principal awards were shared around the region’s universities.
The ceremony was held at The Alan Hotel in Manchester on 23 March.
RTS North West Student Television Awards winners
The awards were presented this afternoon at a prestigious ceremony at the London College of Communication, UAL, hosted by radio and TV presenter Yinka Bokinni.
The awards take a new format this year as a short form content competition, and 17 UK institutions have received nominations across the competitive categories.
The winners will be crowned at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 25 June at 2pm, streamed live via the RTS website and hosted by broadcast presenter and award-winning radio host, Vick Hope.
“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.