24th November 1998

SUCCESS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

A graduate of the Hull School of Art and Design won the animation category in yesterday’s Royal Television Society Student Video Awards (Monday 23rd November 1998).

The success of Emma Lazenby’s film ‘Something Missing’ means that students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s have won the animation prize for three years running.

BBC North’s Clare Frisby presented the prizes at the event, which covered the Yorkshire region and which was hosted by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside at the Hull School of Architecture.

Emma Lazenby comes originally from Silsden, West Yorkshire, and now works at West Highland Animation in Scotland.

“This film contained a very powerful story based on the personal experiences of the film-maker,” commented the judges. “It had a very clear structure and employed a number of clever techniques to get across the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease.

“The judges particularly liked the use of the real soundtrack alongside the animation.”

Students from the University of Ripon and York St John won the award for non-factual films and students from the Northern Media School in Sheffield picked up the prize for factual films.

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For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

For photographs of the event contact:

Mike Sweeney

Tel: 01482 328774