Voice Magazine: Creative industry students dominate film awards

UWE Bristol students have made a clean sweep at this year’s regional Royal Television Student (RTS) awards. BA Filmmaking and BA Animation students received 10 of the 16 nominations on offer at this year’s event – the highest number the University has ever received. UWE Bristol teams then wenton to win in all three categories of Fiction, Animation and Factual, as well as receiving a commendation in Comedy and Entertainment.

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The winning films were: ‘The Way we Wander’, a short, life-affirming drama focusing on a blossoming friendship; ‘A Messy State of Affairs’, a short animation commenting on the wasteful state of our supermarket packaging system; and ‘Best Before’, an observational documentary about a community food waste café that operates on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

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“It’s an extraordinary achievement to have received such a depth of success at the RTS awards over the last few years – a testament to both our students’ talents and the dedication of academic and technical staff working on our programmes,” said Abigail Davies, Associate Head of Lens and Moving Image. “We are thrilled at our students’ achievements and wish them all the best for their continued professional success as they make their way in the industry.”

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The wining students will now go on to represent the University at the national RTS awards.