8th December 2003




Graduates from the Hull School of Art & Design won four prizes at the Royal Television Society Student Television Awards ceremony last week.


Two films made by University of Lincoln graduates won their categories outright and a further two were highly commended.


BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisbee gave out the awards at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.


‘Rocket Boy Roger’ by Russell Holliss and James Robinson won the non-factual category while ‘The Paper Boy’ by Justin Tagg and Colin Waddington was highly commended.


‘The Paper Boy’ also won a British Film Institute Award at the Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival in Bradford in October.


In the Animation category ‘2D or not 2D’ by Darren Rodriguez was the winner while  John O’Lone’s film ‘Toasterhead’ surprised everyone by picking up a highly commended award.


‘Rocket Boy Roger’ and ‘2D or not 2D’ will now go forward to the national RTS Student Awards in London on 16th June 2004.


All the film-makers graduated with degrees in Television & Film Design at the Hull School of Art & Design in July this year.


Graduates from the University of Lincoln are no strangers to the glittering London ceremony - film-makers from the Hull School of Art & Design have now been nominated for the national final of the RTS Student Television Awards in six out of the past seven years.


Click here to find out more about Television & Film Design at the Hull School of Art & Design.


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University of Lincoln

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