21st September 2001

 

STUDENT FILM-MAKERS NOMINATED FOR AWARDS

 

Graduates of the Media Production degree course at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have been shortlisted for a major industry prize for the second year running.

 

Two video projects filmed by third-year students at the Lincoln campus have been nominated for the Royal Television Society’s Student Video Awards.

 

Winners will be announced at a glittering event hosted by TV personality Emma Forbes at the Birmingham International Convention Centre on 6th October.

 

‘Battered Cod’, a documentary about the crisis in fishing stocks, and ‘Faded’, a fictional work about an artist who falls victim to an incurable disease, have been nominated in the ‘Non-Fiction’ and ‘Fiction’ categories respectively.

 

Students who worked on the films, including Bo Stehmeier (writer and director of ‘Battered Cod’) and David Barrow (writer and producer of ‘Faded’), will be attending the awards ceremony where excerpts from the two videos will be shown.

 

“Given that this is only our second cohort of graduates in Media Production I think it’s a really excellent achievement that we’ve been nominated both this year and last year,” commented Media Production lecturer Christine Bellamy.

 

“The Royal Television Society is an industry organisation and our students are being shortlisted by top producers and programme makers in the industry. It’s very good news and we’re hoping to win both a regional prize and a national award this year.”

 

Last year ULH graduate Lawrence Wright won the regional student video award for best non-fiction video with his entry ‘Killing in the Name’ and went forward to the national awards ceremony in London.

 

- - - - - - - -

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Check for the latest university news at www.lincoln.ac.uk/news