RTS Student Television Awards 2016

Awards Ceremony

Friday, 3 June, 2016

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The winners of the RTS Student Television Awards 2016 were announced at a ceremony, hosted by comedian Mark Dolan, on Friday 3 June at the BFI Southbank. Nominated films will be available to watch on Sky Arts On Demand later this year.

Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the Awards celebrate the best in student television. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Open. In addition, to reward excellence in craft skills, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are presented for Camerawork, Editing and Sound.

Students from higher education institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland picked up awards, including Bournemouth University; Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University; National Film and Television School; Queen's University, Belfast; Royal College of Art; Teesside University; The Arts University, Bournemouth; The Manchester Film School at The Manchester College; University for the Creative Arts; University of Sheffield; and University of South Wales.

Undergraduate Animation

Winner:

Dresslocked, Domareen Fox,Teesside University

“… successfully deals with the issue of body dysmorphia in a visually interesting and rewarding way.”

Nominees:

Bluebarry, Tommy Vad Flaaten and Markus Vad Flaaten, Kingston University

The Armadillo and the Earwig, Ben Cresswell, Edinburgh College of Art

 

Undergraduate Comedy & Entertainment

Winner:

Valentines Park, Leah Revivo, Joseph Mills, Bradley Kiel and Oliver McMillan, University for the Creative Arts

“…truly charming… using real voices to tell a moving love story… the variety and pace, the lip-synching and the way disagreements in the dialogue were amusingly incorporated into the visuals.”

Nominees:

ICT, James Webb, Reece Ronan, Lauren Griggs and Curtis Mahony, Sheffield Hallam University

The Switch, Olly Philpott-Smith, Lauren Brown, Sam Okell and Faisal Muhammed, The Manchester Film School at The Manchester College

 

Undergraduate Drama

Winner:

Tehzeeb, Myriam Raja and Eloise Rudd, Arts University Bournemouth

“Strong writing, great performances, stunning visuals and lingering shots left you wanting more. A very strong film with a beautiful simplicity and a very evocative ending.”

Nominees:

Gnomes, Josh Mullins, Mike Priest, Colin Donaldson and Shani Vizma, Liverpool John Moores University

Starfish, Louise Dawson, Dayna Baptie and Fergus Thom, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

 

Undergraduate Factual

Winner:

Eat, then Wait for the Night, Jing Zhao, Teesside University

“… an accomplished piece of filmmaking that stays with you… brilliant casting.”

Nominees:

Dipper from the Water of Leith, Kris Kubik, University of Edinburgh

La Deriva Dei Continenti, Pietro Novello and Alexander G Simpson, Arts University Bournemouth

 

Undergraduate News

Winner:

Sexabled, Kin Hang Lee, University of Sheffield

“A very moving and powerful film about an under-reported issue. With high production values, this film tackled a challenging subject in a sensitive and accomplished way.”

Nominees:

Wars on the Moors, Alexander James Nicol, Plymouth University

 

Undergraduate Open

Winner:

An Unfortunate End: The Boy & The Fairy, Jordanne Richards, University of South Wales

“A dark fairy tale, written with originality and enhanced through excellent production design.”

Nominees:

Fridge Wars, Rebecca Daniel, University of Leeds

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Undergraduate Craft Skills - Camerawork

Winner:

The Switch, Olly Philpott-Smith, Lauren Brown, Sam Okell and Faisal Muhammed, The Manchester Film School at The Manchester College

“With very good lighting and design, this ambitious and technically accomplished film used a succession of clever shots to set the mood. A great example of doing a lot with not very much.”

Nominees:

An Unfortunate End: The Boy & The Fairy, Jordanne Richards, University of South Wales

Tehzeeb, Myriam Raja and Eloise Rudd, Arts University Bournemouth

 

Undergraduate Craft Skills Editing

Winner:

Bluebarry, Tommy Vad Flaaten and Markus Vad Flaaten, Kingston University

“Great timing, fantastic pacing and consistent throughout. Timing in comedy is a very difficult skill to master but the editing in Bluebarry definitely showcased this skill.”

Nominees:

Eat, then Wait for the Night, Jing Zhao, Teesside University

Starfish, Louise Dawson, Dayna Baptie and Fergus Thom, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

 

Undergraduate Craft Skills Sound

Winner:

Bluebarry, Tommy Vad Flaaten and Markus Vad Flaaten, Kingston University

“A very funny and playful soundtrack enhanced the film, which was brought to life by the humour displayed within the soundscape.”

Nominees:

Eat, then Wait for the Night, Jing Zhao, Teesside University

The Switch, Olly Philpott-Smith, Lauren Brown, Sam Okell and Faisal Muhammed, The Manchester Film School at The Manchester College

 

Postgraduate Animation

Winner:

Mr Madila, Rory Waudby-Tolley, Royal College of Art

“… a confident, well executed piece that is both funny and feasible all at once. A very assured animation and rewarding use of sound and visuals.”

Nominees:

Edmond, Nina Gantz and Emilie Jouffroy, National Film and Television School

Fulfilament, Rhiannon Evans, Joe Murtagh and Alexandra Breede, National Film and Television School

 

Postgraduate Comedy & Entertainment

Winner:

Monster Hunters, Brigitta Szaszfai and Jonathan Dakin, National Film and Television School

“… had the most potential to turn into a long-running TV hit… fresh, funny and supremely confident.”

Nominees:

The Life of a Sober Man, The Team, Bournemouth University

 

Postgraduate Drama

Winner:

Group B, Nick Rowland, Alexandra Breede and Joe Murtagh, National Film and Television School

“A very well executed film with great performances… The filmmakers showed great energy and commitment to this truly gripping drama.”

Nominees:

Fractured City, Sean Murray, Queen's University, Belfast

Sick, David Winstone and Josh Lowe, National Film and Television School

 

Postgraduate Factual

Winner:

The Heart's Scar, Thuy Le and Tiago Espirito Santo, Bournemouth University

“… poetic style, sensitivity and an epic story… it’s many compelling moments were held together with expertise.”

Nominees:

Chasing Dad, Philip Wood, Goldsmiths, University of London

Esta Vida (This Life), Lyttanya Shannon, National Film and Television School

 

Postgraduate News

Winner:

Brits in Poland, Anna Senkara, Goldsmiths, University of London

“A very unusual take on the story… great range of voices and original reporting. A very punchy and enjoyable news piece that was professional, humane and a joy to watch.”

Nominees:

Cloning: Tailored for Success, Anna Lidster, Goldsmiths, University of London

 

Postgraduate Open

Winner:

Crunchy, Simon Cartwright and Jacob Thomas, National Film and Television School

“An excellent collaboration between all departments to create a wry, clever piece. It gets across its message effectively through excellent attention to detail, strong visuals and well-conceived subversion of the setting, drawing in the viewers and then shocking them.”

Nominees:

Office Romance, Rebecca Gibson and Katherine Pearl, National Film and Television School

 

Postgraduate Craft Skills - Camerawork

Winner:

Fractured City, Sean Murray, Queen's University, Belfast

A very strong film with beautiful camera work. The boldness of some of the shots really helped the audience feel connected to the story and characters. The use of natural light also enhanced the atmosphere of the piece, with tremendous performances captured brilliantly.”

Nominees:

Edmond, Nina Gantz and Emilie Jouffroy, National Film and Television School

Group B, Nick Rowland, Alexandra Breede and Joe Murtagh, National Film and Television School

 

Postgraduate Craft Skills - Editing

Winner:

Chasing Dad, Philip Wood, Goldsmiths, University of London

“The material was used exceptionally well to tell this incredibly powerful and personal story. The editing choices were bold and unconventional at times and only enhanced this excellent film.”

Nominees:

Esta Vida (This Life), Lyttanya Shannon, National Film and Television School

Fractured City, Sean Murray, Queen's University, Belfast

 

Postgraduate Craft Skills - Sound

Winner:

Fulfilament, Rhiannon Evans, Joe Murtagh and Alexandra Breede, National Film and Television School

“The incredible detail of sound design and score involved to create the world and characters was wonderfully handled.”

Nominees:

Group B, Nick Rowland, Alexandra Breede and Joe Murtagh, National Film and Television School

Mr Madila, Rory Waudby-Tolley, Royal College of Art

Winners

The winners of the RTS Student Television Awards 2016 were announced at a ceremony, hosted by comedian Mark Dolan, on Friday 3 June at the BFI Southbank. Nominated films will be available to watch on Sky Arts On Demand later this year.