student awards

Event report: Scotland Student Awards

The Edinburgh Napier University student was awarded the Drama prize for Lethe. “This was the category that really [enthused] the judges. One said the reason he enjoyed judging the student awards so much was that because every year he’d come across gems like these,” said Henry Eagles, the chair of the judges.

Romero also won the Comedy and Entertainment award for Native Immigration, a mockumentary that boasted “high production values and a great use of graphics”.

Yorkshire Student Awards winners announced

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Edd Benson from Sheffield Hallam University scooped the Animation award with Out on a Limb, which the jury praised as a “timely and thought-provoking piece”.

Fellow Sheffield Hallam University students – Amy Parker, Kirean Boughan, Lauren Griggs, Beth Elston and Chris Kelly – picked up the award in the Comedy and Entertainment category for Tug of War, which the jury commended for its “clear set up, middle and pay off – all in the right order”.

Purple Thunder Productions from York St John University won the Drama award with Eden, “an ambitious film with a real human story”.

RTS Republic of Ireland Student Television Awards

Sean Cunningham, Paul Kavanagh, Padraic Byrne, Nicole Storck and team from the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education took the Animation award with an irreverent film about religion, Define Intervention. “The original scripting and placing of witty set pieces immediately conveyed a well-crafted animation with great attention to detail and unique comedy,” said the jury.

Grierson Trust unveils 2016 nominees

Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction

The annual awards recognise innovation and quality in documentary films across a number of categories, from student and international productions, to arts to current affairs documentaries.

Many of this year’s shortlisted award nominees have received RTS awards or nominations in the past year.

Among the nominees is RTS Student Awards winner Phillip Wood for Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction. He is nominated in the Best Newcomer Documentary category.

ROI Student Awards 2016



UG Animation

Title Award Recipient College

Elif Boyacioglu

Lynn O'Reilly

Francesca Saunder   

Irish School of Animation

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


UG Open

Watch RTS North West Student Awards Conference: Engaging with the media

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A panel informed budding students about how to break into the media industry. 

BBC's Arif Ansari said: "Identify one or two reporters who you admire and try to work what they do and how do they put their pieces together.

"Try to be as flexible as you can be about where you're willing to work."