Devon and Cornwall Student Awards

Devon and Cornwall Student Awards

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Falmouth University won three of the top prizes at the Devon and Cornwall Student Awards, which were held in Plymouth at the end of March.

The university’s Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman scooped the Animation award with I Am Dyslexic; Adam Gunton and Michael Brown won the Comedy and Entertainment award for The Reunion; and the Drama prize went to Max Jedwab for Ockham’s Razor.

Dan Adamson, TwoFour’s director of programmes, who hosted the awards, told the students: “Your talent, skill and energy are needed to fill hundreds of hours of content on the telly and online. Television needs new blood, it needs new ideas and it needs new talent – all of the time.”

Sean Valentine from Plymouth University was awarded the Factual prize for Wild Swimmers and Cornwall College’s Laura Brainwood took the News award for Prickles and Paws.

Constance Richards from The University of St Mark and St John won the Short Feature award with Madness Magic, while Screenology Film School’s Charlie Mason, Alex Harrison, Sam Healey and Hayden Brown were commended in the same category.

The Craft Award winners were: Adam Read, Plymouth University, camerawork (factual); Jedwab for camerawork (drama), Giacomo Ghigo and Leonie Isaacs for production design, and Ingrid Holstad, James Crump, Lewis Meaden and Edel Fowell for sound, all from Falmouth University; and Richards from the University of St Mark and St John for editing.

“The judges – drawn from the thriving television industry operating in the region – were delighted with this year’s entries, which combined strong craft and storytelling skills,” said Kingsley Marshall, Chair of the Devon and Cornwall Centre.

“The standard of the entries this year was superb, and the nominees should be extremely proud of their work.”