Plymouth College of Art has announced that BA (Hons) Film Arts graduates Alex Blackwood has won a Royal Television Society (RTS) Devon and Cornwall Centre 2011 Student Award in the Fiction category for his film Grade.
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The Royal Television Society is accepting submissions towards its Craft and Design Awards 2008/2009.
The gongs recognise the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production – from costume design and digital effects to editing and lighting.
Paul Jackson, CEO of Eyeworks and former ITV director of entertainment and comedy, is chairing this year’s awards.
The judging panels will be drawn from leading broadcasters including BBC, C4, Five, ITV, Sky and S4C.
Click through to see the award categories.
Entries are now being accepted for submission towards this year’s The Royal Television Society Student Television Awards.
Held every May in central London, the gongs recognise the best audiovisual work created by by full- or part-time students as part of their course. Basically, the ceremony is held next year but the awards are for this year. We think.
Anyway, the award categories are:
Animation – Cartoons, graphics, electronically generated or any other experimental images.
Factual – Work that deals with news or social issues in documentary or reporting style. Also specialist factual -from science, history and arts to consumer issues, business or general popular factual.
Awards will be made in two categories:
Fiction – Live action narrative to include drama and comedy and any other experimental work.
Entertainment/Factual Entertainment – Entertainment; magazine show, studio-based, factual entertainment, music, reality or any other entertainment work.
So there you go – clear as mud. You can try and find out a bit more on the Royal Television Society website if you want. Completed entry forms must be returned by August 7, 2009.
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