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RTS Wales Student Television Awards 2014
RTS Wales Student AwardsOn the 27th March we will once again be presenting our annual Awards as part of the Zoom International Youth Film Festival, which is taking place between the 23rd and 27th March at seven venues across the South Wales valleys.
Our Awards will be presented as part of the Zoom Young Filmmaker Awards event at Bridgend College, starting at 7pm.
Here are the nominations in the five categories, now with the names of the filmmakers.
Stop Press:  The winners, along with the adjudications of the judges, can now be downloaded. (Word doc.)

New:  What Next? Breaking Into the Media
Also on the 27th March we will be holding our annual event in which industry professionals talk about how they got into the media, and then make themselves available to answer questions and give advice.
This will be at Bridgend College at 2.30pm.
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'Is there a future for Welsh broadcasting?'
On the 17th March, a distinguished panel discussed that controversial topic at Aberystwyth University, in a joint event with the Institute of Welsh Affairs and the University's Department of Theatre, Film, and Television Studies.
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Visit to ITV Cymru Wales
On February 24th, a group of RTS Wales Centre members were privileged to visit the new ITV Cymru Wales HQ in Cardiff Bay, which was set up last summer, following the broadcaster's move from its former premises in Culverhouse Cross on the edge of Cardiff.
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CULT Cymru Fair 2015
It was nice to meet all those who came and visited us at our stand at the Fair, held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on February 20th, and tell them about the events we have planned for this year, and the perks of being an RTS Wales member!
CULT Cymru (Creative Unions Learning Together) provides training, advice and support to people in the creative industries in Wales.

BBC Wales's Innovation Lounge
If you fancied a chance to get your hands on the latest broadcast tech, we arranged a visit to BBC Wales's new facility to help programme makers find the neatest kit for the job.

That was on the evening of the 5th February.

The picture shows Michael Surcombe demonstrating a gyro stabilised camera mount.

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January Event
For our first event of 2015, our chairman, Tim Hartley, gave a talk under the title 'Technology and TV - a threat to traditional viewing or a challenge to the industry?'.
Organised jointly with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, this was on January 26th in Laleston.
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RTS Wales Christmas Quiz
Chris CorcoranOn the 3rd December, at the KuKu Club in Cardiff, invited teams from local media organisations competed in our Christmas Quiz, hosted by comedian Chris Corcoran (right).  Congratulations go to the winners, the 'Factual Fairies' from BBC Wales.
If you would like to see how you would have got on, we have put some of the questions on our Facebook page (4th December).
We posted the answers there on the 10th December.
We have now produced a short video about the evening, so you can see what you missed!

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Special Offers for RTS Wales Members!
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for our members to get special rates at the Park Plaza hotel, and at the Laguna Health and Spa in Cardiff.
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Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
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Video List

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