Student wins Radio 1's James Bond Video Competition
Congratulations to second year Film, Radio and Television Radio and English student Lydia Maddix who has won the Radio 1's James Bond video competition! on the Breakfast show hosted by Nick Grimshaw.
Lydia appeared live on the breakfast show meeting and interviewing James Bond actor Daniel Craig.
The Task was to choose her favourite scene from any James Bond film and then recreate it in a 1 minute video - well done Lydia!
Video Art Prize Winner - Film, Radio and Television
Macro Wonder by Fujin Liow
Film, Radio & Television Students Competition Winners
FRTV students Max Philo and Mark Castro follow up their outstanding achievement in winning Best Student Film in both last year's 2 Days Later horror competition and 2 Days Laughter comedy short film competition, by again being shortlisted for this year's comedy prize with their satire about radio presenters 'On Air'.
The competition, organised by Kent media company Burning Bush, had more than 300 entries and judges include actress Blenda Blethyn and FRTV alumnus and BBC Television and Radio writer and presenter Jon Holmes.
The 39 qualifying film submissions will be shown at the April Fools' Screening on Saturday 31st March 2012 at the Theatre Royal Margate, and hosted by a mystery stand-up comedian yet to be revealed!
Where the Boats Decay - Award Winning Film (2011)
A fisherman takes advantage of a girl’s hunger and falls prey to him. She finds herself running, desperate not to become his next catch
The film was shot at Dungeness, Kent. It was entered into the ‘2 Days Later Competition’ at Margate’s Theatre Royal. It won ‘Best Student Film’ with nominations for ‘ Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Director’.
The Facebook Man - Award WInning Film (2011)
A mockumentary about teenager Tom Leaf who has developed an addiction to Facebook.
It was entered into the ‘2 Days Laughter Competition’ at Margate’s Theatre Royal. It won ‘Best Student Film’ with nominations for ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Actor’ for Mark Castro and ‘Most Popular Film’ of the screening.
Borderline at Birdies Festival
Birdie Award handed to Alma Andreescu.
Film, Radio and Television graduate Alma Andreescu had some good news to share with the department. Her film 'Borderline' was screened at this years first Birdie Film Festival as part of the International Youth Arts Festival. Alma who directed the film said "We were really pleased to win a Birdie!".
Also involved in the film were other department graduates including: Gloria Daniels-Moss (producer), Stevie Louise Atwood (production designer), Emma Newman, Matej Jancar, Tim Greenfield, Georgina Lysandrou and Scott Malcolm. read more »
Prize-winning student raises awareness for cancer treatment
Kristiyan Vasilev with two of the judges.
Digital Media student Kristiyan Vasilev was awarded second prize in the Killing Cancer competition, winning an Adobe Creative Suite software package.
The competition was part of a campaign to raise awareness for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), a treatment for the life-threatening illness.
Jo Samuel, Digital Media tutor, said: 'Kristiyan was extremely dedicated when working on this project and it is good to see that all of his hard work, talent and determination were recognized in a national competition where the standards were so high. Both myself and the Department are very proud of what he has achieved'.
Tim Long, Digital Media Programme Director added: 'I'm delighted that one of our student's hard work has been recognized. This is a significant achievement in the face of national competition from other Higher Education institutions'.