Falmouth students win big at RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards 2023

21 March 2023

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Three Falmouth film and TV projects will be considered for RTS Student Television Awards 2023 nominations after winning big at the regional awards. 

The annual Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards offer an opportunity for students to put their creative talents before the critical eye of professionals, win recognition for their skills, and even ‘audition’ for a first job in the television, media and film industry.


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Sinead Rocks, Channel 4 Managing Director, Nations & Regions Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards, has said that: “The RTS Student Television Awards have a proven track record in discovering and nurturing the next generation of world class talent in video production, film making and television journalism.

"Put simply, winning an RTS Student TV Award is a real badge of honour on any CV and one that is taken incredibly seriously by professionals."

Falmouth University is therefore delighted that three student projects will be considered for nominations after taking home wins at the RTS Devon & Cornwall Student Television Awards event, which was held at The Poly in Falmouth on 13 March. 

Recent Film BA(Hons) graduate Esme Wallace came out on top in the Entertainment and Comedy Drama category with her experimental short film, Migraine. Esme also won two Craft Skills awards in Camera and Sound, as well as Most Outstanding Student.

The Factual category winner was Our Language, a documentary by 2022 Television BA(Hons) graduates Mila Lewis and Sommer Parry. Of the project, the judges commented: “Lovely set ups and actuality from the start with so much learning in there, so much I didn’t know. It was unfiltered, but very caring.”

Blanka’s Story took the win in the Animation category as well as collecting a Craft Skills award in Writing. Created by a team of Animation & Visual Effects BA(Hons) students (Marta Gensler, Anna Burrlein, Cordelia Chown, Isaac Artus and Team), Blanka's Story tells the extraordinary true story of Blanka and her sister Klara, both survivors of Nazi camps. When it was produced, the animation also inspired the production of a Holocaust education pack, which was piloted by schools in Cornwall last year. 

Stay tuned for more news about these brilliant projects. And if you’re feeling inspired by their success, check out Falmouth’s School of Film & Television.  

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