ROI Student Awards 2017 - Nominations

Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Nominations & Citations - RTS ROI Student Television Awards  2017.   

Awards presented by Dee Forbes - RTÉ Director General

 15th February 2017 in RTÉ Television Studio One 

UG ANIMATION

 

BÁN

Nominees

Catherine O’Brien
 

 

National Film school

IADT,  Dun Laoghaire

 This piece tells us the story of Bán, an isolated and starving young wolf, who sets out to attempt to feed itself in the wilderness.  The story is well developed, the use of Irish music compliments the wild Irish landscape and the wilderness scenes are colourful and  lively.  The fighting scene with the elk is particularly effective, with great use of sound fx and colour. This piece flows well, and takes us to a comforting  celestial ending  as the eponymos Bán is rescued by the caring parent figure.. The artistic style is effectively carried into the closing graphics and is well matched with Slainte’s Carolan’s Draught music.  this animation is both creative and impressive.  

 

 

ARE WE THEM YET

 

Nominees

Keith Kavanagh
 

 

 

 

National Film school

IADT,  Dun Laoghaire

Complicated and  creative, this abstract piece attempts to portray the various eventualities of life,  all contained within the confines of an automobile.  This is fast moving  animation with a thoroughly modern artistic approach reminisicent of Picasso.  The title ‘ARE WE THEM YET’ would appear to suggest a type of social evolution, with drugs, dice and sex all rolled into one in the sometimes threatening imagery.

 

TITLE

 

COLLEGE

WINNER:

DEFINE

INTERVENTION

 

 

 

Nominees

Sean Cunningham
Paul Kavanagh
Padraic Byrne
Nicole Storck
and team

 

 

 

Ballyfermot College of Further Education

 

Rapid and irreverent , this animation takes a unique look  at the catholic religion in todays world.  Nobody cares any more, and Fr. Priestley, because of his ineffectual despair, is whipped up into the spaceship manned by Jesus Christ and his intern, God, presumably for punishment or redemption.   Original  scripting and placing of witty set pieces immediately convey a well crafted animation with great attention to detail and unique comedy.  Design is effective and crucial to this piece,  the storyline is innovative, and the overall effect is a fast paced creative animation. 

 

UG SHORT FEATURE

WINNER:

VITRUVIUS

 

Nominees

Jordan Murshed
Eoin Duggan

 

 

National Film school,

IADT, Dun Laoghaire

Strong opening graphics with effective score and sound fx provide an impressive  beginning to this short feature..  The distorted dramatic voiceover has a suitable biblical effect in this piece, and takes us through the study of Vitruvius’ work on the geometric proportions of the human body as we see man struggling  with his chains.  The background set of the  famous drawing of Vitruvian Man by Leonardi da Vinci works well and the gentle surprise ending make this an unusual creative piece.

 

LEGEND OF LOFTUS HALL

 

 

Nominees

Jordan Murshed

Naomi Fagan

Gabriela Chrobak

 

 

National Film school,

IADT, Dun Laoghaire

The Legend of Loftus Hall has many disciplines,  Puppetry,  sculpting, set design, dramatic narrative all contibute to this piece....voice over  and  haunting music score are well thought- out and executed..  The strength of this piece lies in its narrative simplicity, and will appeal to audiences of all ages but particularly the younger viewer.   Opening and closing graphics, well matched with the rhythmic score, complete this production.

 

UG FACTUAL

TITLE

 

COLLEGE/TUTOR

WINNER

WHEN THE BUTCHER STOPPED ORDERING MEAT

 

Nominees

Laura Gaynor
Luke Brabazon

 

 

National Film school,

IADT, Dun Laoghaire

Michael Quirke is the central figure is this engaging factual piece.   As he works away in his shop at his intricate woodcarving, we hear how he changed from butcher to woodcarver.  His sel- deprecating sense of humor comes over very well, as he chats philosophically about saints , death, and retirement, with friends who drop in for a chat, or even to sing a song!   The producer  tells us that the aim was to tell the story through observation rather than interview, and this worked really well.  Good planning is evident here, with significant opening & closing sequences,  cutaway shots and the warm congenial atmosphere is maintained throughout.  

 

JUST LIKE A MOTHER

 

Nominees

Lauren Fee

Charlotte Reid
James F Kennedy
Eimear Nolan & team

 

 

School of Media

Dublin Institute of Technology

Motherhood continues to be one of the greatest social functions in today’s society, This significant and valuable contribution highlights the many challenges that  face the  role of the working mother in Ireland.        Woman alone in the home, lack of support, a non- caring society, affordable childcare,  and guilt are among the many issues raised therein. The reflections of the  psychotherapist and sociologist  contribute to this piece, and the variety of interviewees  both in age and situation make this an informative production.  Cutaway shots and photos work well,  and all  the participants appeared comfortable with their contribution signalling good emphatic interviewing techniques.

 

BECOME INVISIBLE

 

Nominees

Edward Costello
Glen Caulwell
Eimear Nolan

Ciara Long & team
 

 

School of Media

Dublin Institute of Technologyy

Artistic life  on the West Coast of Ireland is at the heart of this soul stirring documentary  .....  This is an atmospheric piece with painter Veronica Bolay and poet Ger Reidy,  whose voices gently float over  the poetic and often bleak landscape of Mayo as they talk about the loneliness and isolation of the artistic world in which they live.  This is a reflective piece, with atmospheric landscape shots,  and  the original haunting score works well throughout.

 

 

COMEDY  AND ENTERTAINMENT

TITLE

 

COLLEGE/TUTOR

WINNER:

TRIXI

 

 

Nominees

Noel Aungier

 

 

Ballyfermot College of Further Education

 

 

 

This is a lively, narrative piece encompassing the world of magic with music, movement and charm..    Nostalgic background scenes of Dublin city enhance this production, and the storyline comes to a theatrical finale with magical effects.  Done without dialogue, the eponymous Trixi deserves full accolades for her acting. dancing and stage presentation.  Good planning and production is evident in this creative piece

 

LABOUR PAINS

 

Nominees

Jordan Murshed
Arron Lynch
Michael Flanagan

 

 

National Film school,

IADT, Dun Laoghaire

The onset of labour pains sets the scene for this comedy drama...... this  is reminiscent of Fawlty Towers in its narrative construction, and  develops well to a surprise ending.  Good Acting,  multi camera direction  and  editing all contribute to this production . 

 

NFS SESSIONS

 

Nominees

Laura Gaynor
Dave Fox
Barbara George

 

 

National Film school,

IADT, Dun Laoghaire

This magazine programme for young people sets out to investigate the ups and downs of indie music in Ireland.  Lively links and emphatic  interviewing by the presenter establishes a relaxing atmophere during this piece.  The colourful abstract set works well,  and mention has to be made of the mixologist insert,  which is well shot and stylishly edited with suitable moody cocktail music.

DRAMA:

 

COUSINS

 

Nominees

Ciaran Behan
Nicolas Marnitz
Owen Costello
Shauna Costello

& team

 

 

School of Media

Dublin Institute of Technology

This disturbing drama explores the relationship between two cousins, Leon the older and Jason the younger. The narrative is a study in the social challenges in society today, containing violence  and strong language. The older boy acts as a role model for the young Jason, leading him into the world of crime.  The absence of a father figure is evident in this drama and sadly reflects a depressing scenario in many areas of life today. This production is powerfully scripted, well shot and developed, with good acting skills on all parts. 

 

 

TITLE

 

COLLEGE/TUTOR

WINNER:

ADOLF & EVA

***nominated for finals in London

 

 

Nominees

Ciarán McNamara
Ashley Turbett
Phil Davin
Pierce McDonagh

& team

 

 

School of Media

Dublin Institute of Technology

This is a well constructed comedy drama, with clever scripting, and good acting.  The set, lighting, direction, sound and editing are of a very high standard, excellent attenton is paid to makeup, props, graphics and  all of this results in a highly professional production.  The black comedy is maintained throughout, and the twist at the end is works well .  Both music pieces, i.e. ‘RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES’ and AL JOLSON’S ‘I’LL SAY SHE DOES’ work well to complete this very creative and satirical piece.

 

 

GROUNDLESS

 

 

Nominees

Eimear Callaghan
Anthony McDonagh
Sean Clarke
Aisling Wade

& team

 

 

School of Media

Dublin Institute of Technology

Mary is a single mother in Dublin’s inner city, doing her best to instil moral values in her children. Her situation becomes desperate, gangland crime and gun control is on the rise in Dublin and her family cannot escape the tragic consequences.   The sense of fear and threat is palpable as the story unfolds. This is a well developed piece with professional acting, and is evident of good planning and scripting.   All the disiplines of cinematic production are maintained well throughout this drama,  with good direction, sound, continuity and editing.   The closing sequence is particularly emotional and the accompanying sound track ‘ Damien Rice’s ‘COLD WATER’ works well to bring the finale to its tragic end.  

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Nominations & Citations - RTS ROI Student Television Awards  2017.   

Awards presented by Dee Forbes - RTÉ Director General

 15th February 2017 in RTÉ Television Studio One