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Latest News - RTS Wales

 
Congratulations, Tim
Our Chairman, Tim Hartley, has just completed the Camino di Santiago pilgrimage, cycling 800 km in 12 days.

 
RTS Announces Student Television Awards 2017
Entries are welcomed from any students attending higher and further education institutions at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.  Awards are presented in six categories: Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News, and Short Feature.
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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
Our annual Eisteddfod event will be a session at Sinemaes, entitled, “The Directors of the Future”, and is a screening of three short Welsh language films produced by young people from Dyfryn Nantlle, and a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
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We are also arranging for the main ceremonies to be shown on a big screen in the Sinemaes tent.
 

Welsh RTS Promo Video
We have produced a video about the RTS, with captions in Welsh, ready for the National Eisteddfod.
(Thanks to committee member, Kym Epton.)
Mwynhewch!
https://youtu.be/kOcya8iwqa8
 

TV in Small Nations
Last November we held an event in Cardiff following the first Workshop under this banner, on 'Internationalisation-challenges and opportunities for small nations'.
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Earlier this month there was a third such Workshop in Aarhus, Denmark, with the title 'Sustaining Talent', taking 'talent' in TV to include content creation, production, craft skills and commissioning, as well as on-screen performers and presenters.
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Queen's Birthday Honours
Congratulations to ​Jonathan Glyn Mathias, who has been made an OBE, 'For public service and services to Broadcasting in Wales'.
 

Glyn was a lobby correspondent at Westminster for thirteen years, and is the former Political Editor of Independent Television News (1981–1986) and BBC Wales (1994–1999). As of 2013 he is a member of OFCOM's Content Board and Chair of OFCOM's Advisory Committee for Wales. (From Wikipedia.)
 

 

Visit to the BBC's Natural History Unit
In a joint event with RTS Bristol, we arranged an evening visit to the Unit on the 26th May.  This was your chance to meet the NHU face to face; view excerpts from and discuss their latest visual feast, Life in the Air; and find out more about wildlife film-making from some of their most experienced producers.  You would also have met a flock of starlings!

Pictured: Tim Scoones, Executive Producer, Lynn Barlow, Chair RTS Bristol, with James Brickell, Series Producer, Simon Bell and Giles Badger, Episode Producers.
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Gareth Gwenlan OBE

(Picture from the BBC)
(Picture from the BBC)

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Welsh producer/director Gareth Gwenlan at the age of 79.  His most recent work in Wales was the situation comedy High Hopes, written by Boyd Clack, and starring Bob Blythe and the late lamented Margaret John.
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Student Films - Screenings
In association with the Wales International Documentary Festival, we presented a screening of That's That: The Three Loves of Vala, the recent Factual category winner of the RTS Wales Centre Student Television Awards 2015.  That was on May 13th at the Blackwood Miners' Institute.

We also hosted a screening of the award-winning film Fog of Sex (Stories from the front line of student sex work) on May 9th, as part of the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.
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RTS Wales Student Television Awards 2015
One of the major events of our year took place on the 18th March at Bridgend College, as part of the last Zoom Cymru International Youth Film Festival.  The winners went forward to be judged in the national RTS Student Television Awards.
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We are pleased to announce that the winner in our Open Award category, An Unfortunate End: The Boy and the Fairy, was nominated in the Undergraduate Open category of the national RTS Awards, presented on the 3rd June in London.
Update:  Jordanne Richards won the Award in the Undergraduate Open category.  Congratulations and good luck for the future to her.
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RTS Promo Video
The promotional film, made by RTS Bristol Vice Chair John Durrant, highlights the work of the RTS within the television industry.
If that has whetted your appetite to know more about the RTS, have a look at our own video, A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales.
 

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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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