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Students from the School of Film & Television have won 8 out of the 10 awards at the 2020 Royal Television Society (RTS) Devon and Cornwall Student Awards which was online and presented by Tattoo fixers presenters Uzzi and Pash Canby.

Falmouth students received 11 of the 15 film nominations, including all the nominations in the drama and animation categories. They went on to win all but one of the film categories, including best drama, factual, animation and comedy/entertainment.

Falmouth students went on to win a further four awards for best craft skills including best camerawork, sound, editing and production design.

The judges, who were all industry professionals working in the USA and UK, were blown away by the quality of the work - one judge admitted shedding tears after viewing Women Uprooted, which won Best Factual programme. This year the Royal Television Society celebrates 25 years of their student awards, with Falmouth dominating the region for the last few years.

Christopher Morris, Director of the School of Film & Television, told us: “This is not a one-off - this is proof that something special is happening in Falmouth, we have dominated the Devon & Cornwall RTS awards for the last three years and have gone on to win awards in the London RTS finals. Our staff are incredible and our talented students are backed up by state of the art facilities - it’s a winning combination.”

You can watch the awards and see clips of the films in the video here below.

The winners were:

Category: Comedy & Entertainment


  • Director/Writer: Toby Matthews
  • Producer: Amy Lindley
  • Cinematography: Charles Power

Category: Drama

The Artisan

  • Writer/Director: Harriet Owles
  • Producer: Lydia Branham
  • DoP: Benjamin Evans
  • Sound/Editor: Edward Grant

Category: Factual

Women Uprooted

  • Director: Dominique de Villiers
  • Producer: Fran Brotherton-Cottrell
  • Cinematography: Ellie Price
  • Editor: Grace Mosley
  • Sound: Andrea Stensholm Klæboe

Category: Animation 

Beware of the Dark 

  • Sophia Amatiello
  • Gabriella Jeary

Best Camerawork

Sui Generis 

  • Writer/Director: Lucia Maňáková
  • Producer: Patricia Dela Peña
  • Cinematographer: Ollie Thurley
  • Editor: Eirik Gustavsen

Best Sound and Best Editing


  • Mitchell Kendall-Smith
  • Eloise Gardner
  • Francesco Giannotta

Best Production Design

Our Harmony

  • Writer - Remy Madge
  • Director - Richard Evans
  • Producer - Amy Gillies
  • DoP - Daisy Allen
  • Editor - Adam Kibble
  • Art Director - Oliver Thom
  • Sound - Jodie King
Royal Television Society (RTS) Devon and Cornwall Student Awards 2020

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