20th November 1998

STUDENT SHOWCASE ON THE SILVER SCREEN

Student film-makers from all over Yorkshire will find out on Monday (23rd November) whether or not they’ve won an award for their video work at college or university.

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will host the fifth Royal Television Society Student Video Awards, which will be presented by BBC North presenter Clare Frisby.

Thirty-eight film students are hoping to scoop awards in three categories: non-factual films, factual films and animation.

The evening takes place at 6.30pm in the George Street lecture theatre at the city centre campus and is open to all. “The event is a great chance for members of the public to see what sort of work is being produced in the colleges and universities throughout the Yorkshire region,” commented Robin Small, production manager at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s School of Art and Design.

Last year the animation award was carried off by Edward Foster, a graduate of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, who went on to pick up the national prize at the BAFTA awards. “Our students perform extremely well on a national level,” said Mr Small. “The winning films are judged by a panel of television professionals, so the standards are very high - it’s not just students judging students.”

Five animation students of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have had short films accepted by Yorkshire Television for inclusion in the ‘New Visions’ series which is being currently being broadcast on Thursday evenings at 11.10pm.

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For more information, or to arrange photographs, contact:

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk