Northern Ireland talent was recognised at The Royal Television Society Student Television Awards 2016 on Friday 3rd June at the BFI Southbank with local filmmaker Sean Murray winning an award.
Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the Awards celebrate the best in student television. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Open. In addition, to reward excellence in craft skills, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are presented for Camerawork, Editing and Sound.
Queen’s University student Sean Murray won the Camerawork award, in the Postgraduate Craft Skills Section, for his project Fractured City. Philip Edgar-Jones commented that Fractured City was 'A very strong film with beautiful camera work. The boldness of some of the shots really helped the audience feel connected to the story and characters. The use of natural light also enhanced the atmosphere of the piece, with tremendous performances captured brilliantly.' Sean was also received nominations in the Postgraduate Drama and Editing categories.
A full list of winners can be found on the RTS website. All the nominated films will be available to watch on Sky Arts On Demand later this year.