14th February 2000

 

FOURTH YEAR ON THE TROT FOR FILM-MAKERS

 

For the fourth year running the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have been shortlisted for the national finals of the BAFTA Royal Television Society Student Video Awards.

 

This year TV & Film Design graduates Chris Farrer and Chris Wall took first place in the ‘best non-factual’ category of the regional awards at Wakefield and were nominated for the national finals.

 

ULH Learning Advisor Tom Hodgson took first prize at Wakefield in the Best Animation section for a group project he completed as part of his degree in Electronic Imaging and Media Communications at Bradford University.

 

Students from ULH are no strangers to the glittering London ceremony, for the past four years film-makers from the Hull School of Art & Design have won through to the national final.

 

In 1997 the prize for Best Animation was carried of by graduate Edward Foster and in 1998 student Emma Lazenby won the regional award in the same category.

 

At the 1999 regional awards Chris Farrer and Chris Wall won their category with ‘As a Child’ which was described by judges as professionally polished.

 

Tom Hodgson was production co-ordinator of a seven-minute animation ‘The Lifters’ which won Best Animation in the regional heat.

 

The three men were presented with champagne and certificates by Harry Gration and Clare Frisby from BBC Look North at the RTS Yorkshire Centre in Wakefield.

 

Both films were pipped to the post in the national final on Friday by students from the Edinburgh College of Art.

 

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