UWE Bristol students triple win at Regional RTS Awards

Issue date: 09 February 2017

Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) swept the board this year with a triple win in all three categories of factual, drama and animation at the Regional RTS West of England Awards.

The RTS West of England Student Awards event took place on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at the Everyman Cinema in Bristol. Bristol-born actress and TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson presented the prizes before an audience of students, lecturers, and industry supporters.

Christy Tattershall, Matt Pidala, Alex Handschuh, Edd Roberts, James Royall won the factual category award for The Wall. A Craft award for sound went to Edd Roberts and James Royall and a Craft award for editing was won by Christy Tattershall and Matt Pidala.

Lutia Swann-Hutton was awarded a Craft award for camera for her film Beauty of a Stateless Mind.

The winner of the drama category went to One Sleepless Night by Johnny Lennox, Harvey Quirke, Owen Hemming-Brown and Jack Hayter with Jack also winning a Craft award for camera.

Edward Leicester won the animation category for his film Heist.

To view the full range of nominated films from UWE Bristol see here.

Documentary film lecturer Alistair Oldham said, “Congratulations should go to all of the UWE Filmmaking and Animation students, both nominees and award winners, for their excellent work this year. The winning films all demonstrated a high level of editorial, story, teamwork and craft production skills and the success of the winning films is richly deserved.“

Professor Paul Olomolaiye, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Creative Industries and Education, said, “We are very proud of our brilliant students. Their success is down to talent, hard work and excellent teaching and resources. We are investing heavily in Creative Industries at UWE Bristol and it is evidently paying off.”

The judging panel included Nick Maddocks, Testimony Films; Zoe Brandon, Talent Manager, RDF West; Duncan Fraser, A Productions; Steve Harding-Hill, Creative Director Commercials and Partner Content, Aardman; Rupert Troskie, Editor; Sarah Peat, Executive Producer, Tigress Productions; Linn Waite, producer, Early Day Films and Jon Older, 1st AD.

Find out more about studying at UWE Bristol, visit School of Film and Journalism.

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