Success celebrated at 2017 RTS Scotland Student Awards

The success of budding television and film makers was celebrated at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards last night.

The event was held at the Hub in Pacific Quay. Students from different educational institutions across Scotland were nominated in a variety of categories. It was presented by Henry Eagles.

Eric Romero is a writer director from Barcelona, but is based in Edinburgh. The Napier University graduate had a very successful evening winning two awards. The mockumentary Native Immigration won the award for comedy and entertainment and drama Lethe was the winner in the drama category.

Gnome triumped as the winner in the Animation category. The production team was Ben Cresswell, Tuomas Kytöniemi and Athos Tsiopani. It is the second time that Ben has won in this particular category. In 2016, he scooped the top prize for The Armadillo and the Earwig.

The Cornerman, a documentary which focused on boxing coach Rab Bannan, triumphed in the factual category. The production team consisted of Jamie Sutherland, Kate Galbraith, Calum McIntosh and Sean Hayman.

There were also other awards for craft. The camera award was won by James McAlpine. For sound, Marsaili Stewart-Skinner succeeded. Production Design saw Aurora Gibson take the top prize.

Yesterday, James Wilson stepped down as Chair of RTS Scotland after four years in the post. He is currently the Head of Faculty of Creative Industries Industry Academies at City of Glasgow College.

Jane Muirhead has become his successor. She is a co-founder and the managing director of Raise the Roof Productions.

RTS Scotland will be holding their fourth nationwide awards at Òran Mór in Glasgow this coming May.

ANIMATION

WINNER: Gnome

Edinburgh College of Art

Ben Cresswell, Tuomas Kytöniemi and Athos Tsiopani

NOMINEE: Illusions

Edinburgh College of Art

Dominica Harrison

COMEDY AND ENTERTAINMENT

WINNER: Native Immigration

Edinburgh Napier University

Eric Romero

DRAMA

WINNER: Lethe

Edinburgh Napier University

Eric Romero

NOMINEE: Greylag

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Ben Hunter, Lisa Ferguson, James McAlpine

NOMINEE: Reaper

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Amber Simpson, Lily Olley, David McMahon, Kirsty McNeil

FACTUAL

WINNER: The Cornerman

University of Stirling

Jamie Sutherland, Kate Galbraith, Calum McIntosh, Sean Hayman

NOMINEE: Man on Layby 52

The University of Edinburgh

Beth Woodruff, Ruaridh McIntosh Turner

NOMINEE: Ups and Downs

University of Stirling

Laura Beaton, Jemma Campbell, Andrea Linhova, Gemma Miller

CRAFT AWARDS

CAMERA

WINNER: James McAlpine, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

SOUND

WINNER: Marsaili Stewart-Skinner, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

PRODUCTION DESIGN

WINNER: Aurora Gibson, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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