Double win for Bournemouth Film School at 2019 regional Royal Television Society Awards
Bournemouth Film School has three graduation films nominated at the 2019 Southern region Royal Television Society Awards. BA (Hons) Film Production short 'Zebra' from director Billie Appleton was nominated for Best Student Drama, while two BA (Hons) Animation Production shorts were nominated for Best Student Animation; 'Anna' and 'Nine Coo Five'.
The Awards ceremony took place at the Guildhall Winchester on Friday March 8th, with a number of universities and regional mainstream networks such as BBC and ITV.
In 2018 the Best Student Animation category also had two Bournemouth Film School graduation films nominated, 'Liv' and 'Vida', with 'Liv' taking home the win. This year 'Anna' won over 'Nine Coo Five' and Bournemouth University's 'Somnia'. Judges described 'Anna' as being a "powerful animation which delves deep into the world of dementia". Fellow nominee 'Nine Coo Five' was described as reminding us "to persevere when times are tough and that the art we create serves to inspire, enrich and connect with others." The Student Animation Award was this year sponsored by Woodcut Media.
Student Drama at this year's RTS Southern Awards had three films from three separate univerisities in contention for the prize. The University for the Creative Arts and Wiltshire College were nominated against BFS's 'Zebra' from director Billie Appleton and producer Rachel Carvill. 'Zebra' won the category with the judges commenting the film as being a "taught drama" that is "well shot" with "excellent screenwriting".
Winning films 'Anna' and 'Zebra' will now compete at the National level at the main Royal Television Society Student Awards later this year.