The 3rd Royal Television Society NI Student Awards are taking place later this month in Belfast. The annual awards ceremony provides an invaluable platform for higher and further education students to showcase their work and also network with local creative
This year entries from almost all colleges across NI were judged by a panel of experts and whittled down to nominees from Ulster University, North West Regional College, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Regional College and Belfast Metropolitan College.
These talented students have been invited to celebrate their achievements at a glitzy ceremony at the Black Box, on March 22nd, hosted by BBC NI’s Tara Mills. The winners of each category (Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama and Factual) will go on to compete at a national level, with awards being presented on 3rd June in London.
This year’s RTS NI Student Awards follow on from the inaugural Programme Awards, which took place last November and highlighted the quality and diversity of local TV production.
Michael Wilson, Chair of the RTS NI Committee and MD, UTV, is delighted that the RTS NI are once again able to provide a platform for high quality student work to be rewarded.
'The annual student awards are now an important fixture in the calendar of film and media tutors and students across NI,' he said.
'This invaluable opportunity provides not only a chance to win an NI award and progress to the national awards, but also offers networking opportunities as the very best of local industry professionals will be on hand to offer support, encouragement and advice. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the fantastic, fast-growing NI TV production industry, and the important link between it and the education sector which supports it.'
The RTS NI Student Awards NI have been kindly supported by DCAL as part of #CreativityMonth 2016.