Royal Television Society announces Student Television Awards nominations
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The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced the nominations for the 20th annual RTS Student Television Awards. Chaired by Stuart Murphy, Director for Sky Entertainment Channels, the Awards celebrate the best in student television across the UK. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in five categories: Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual and, new for this year, Open – for films that are a maximum of three minutes in length and of any subject matter. For the first time, to reward excellence in craft skills, this year the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards will be presented for Camerawork, Editing and Sound. Students from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are represented in the nominations, including those from Bangor University, Bath Spa University, Kingston University, the Royal College of Art, Staffordshire University, the University of Central Lancashire, the University of Leeds and the University of Salford, amongst others. The winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan, on Friday 5th June at the BFI Southbank in London. This year, for the first time, the nominated films will be transmitted by Sky, together with highlights from the Awards ceremony. THE NOMINATIONS: Undergraduate Animation Domestic Appliances Lewis Firth Bolton Edinburgh College of Art Fractured Jocie Juritz Kingston University Shoot Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery and Kieran Noone Ballyfermot College of Further Education Undergraduate Comedy & Entertainment Bun Oven Genia Krassnig, Christian Cerami, Matt Tume and Team University of Westminster Little Harry Jackson, Alfred Johnson and Team The Arts University Bournemouth Marital Kombat Ally Lockhart and Team City of Glasgow College Undergraduate Drama Archie Sophie Piggott Staffordshire University Skunky Dog James Fitzgerald, Paddy Slattery and Team The National Film School, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire Sunday Dinner with the Morgans Alex Forbes, Jack Pollington and Allan Armstrong University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Undergraduate Factual Porters James Dougan, Max Cutting and Dan Ridgeon University of South Wales The Invisible School Hugo Pettitt and Hannah Bush Bailey University of the West of England Thick Skin Despina Christodoulou and Robert Dalton University of Leeds Undergraduate Open LA Larry Lauren Clark University of Central Lancashire Nan Luke Taylor Bath Spa University
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