London, 16 May 2014 – The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced the winners of the RTS Student Television Awards 2013. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards were judged in four categories: Fiction, Entertainment, Factual and Animation. Students from universities across the UK picked up awards, including the National Film and Television School; Goldsmiths, University of London; The Northern Film School at Leeds Metropolitan University; Kingston University; the University of Bradford; Southampton Solent University; and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Chaired by Patrick Younge, Founder and Director of WeCreate Associates Ltd and former Chief Creative Officer for BBC Productions, the Awards celebrate the best in student television from across the UK. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by comedian and actor Joel Dommett on Friday 16 May at the BFI Southbank, London. The Winners:
Undergraduate Animation The Light Bulb
“A well-scripted, delightfully funny and subversive film that takes a wry, oblique look at the creative process of making a student film, whilst making one!”
Elliot Nelson, Alex Rudys, Nichola Emsley, Simeon Petkov and Gary Quan
University of Bradford
“The jury thought Telebox was brave and ambitious despite its small production budget. The script was well-written with a clear narrative arc and the characters had been well thought through. It was executed to a high standard with accomplished direction.”
Ally Lockhart, Ruth Gallacher, Chris McGarrity, Kyle Spence and Guy Thomson
“The film captured a simple and moving story with visual ambition. During the making of this film the producers discovered a different story to one they had anticipated and the panel commended their drive to follow this new path to produce a more rewarding character driven film.”
Neringa Medutyte, Arnoldas Alubauskas, Liam Dowler and Jonathan Mason
University of South Wales
Pawel Grzyb, Christopher McGill and Michal Zagorski
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Michael Crumley, Rosemary Levine and Jonathan Blair
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
“A brave, moving, understated gem of a film. Highly assured direction and compelling performances deliver a poignant story of loneliness and isolation.”
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