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RTS rewards BU graduates’ talent

25 February 2010

BU graduates and staff celebrating regional RTS success

The film–making talents of a group of BU graduates have been recognised at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) regional awards.

The group, led by Director Jon Scorer, won the ‘Best Undergraduate Factual’ award for the short film ‘Reaching Albion’ during the ceremony for the UK’s Southern region. The film was one of five entries from BU to make this year’s RTS short-list and is automatically entered for a national award to be announced in May.

‘Reaching Albion’ focuses on the lives of migrants living in Calais, northern France, who are trying to make their way to Great Britain in search of a new life. The film tells the migrants’ story from their point of view.

The film, which is available to view on the website VimeoExternal Link was created by Scorer and his fellow graduates Jack Chute (camera); Josh Marks (sound); Laura Atkinson (editor); Josh Lawson (colourist) and David North (post-production sound).

The group continues a BU tradition of winning at least one regional RTS award every year since 2003. They follow in the footsteps of graduate Chris Poole who captured the RTS regional ‘Best Entertainment’ award last year for his film ‘Give Us A Break’ before going on to take national honours.

“We are very proud that our students continue to make a real impression on the RTS awards,” said Fiona Cownie, Head of the Media Academic Group in BU’s renowned Media School. “The students’ work is evidence of their energy and commitment to their studies at Bournemouth University.”

The annual Southern Centre RTS Awards are the "must attend" event of the year for media professionals in the region. Every year the great and the good of the media industry gather to recognise the achievements of their peers and to celebrate the growing abilities and flair of the area’s students.

This year’s ceremony was held in the Winchester Guildhall and hosted by previous RTS award–winners Sally Taylor from the BBC in the South and Fred Dineage of ITV Meridian.

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