3rd August 2004

 

MEDIA STUDENT WALKS AWAY WITH BRONZE

 

A student from the University of Lincoln has picked up an award at a prestigious film festival.

 

Helen Gibbons (19), who studies Contemporary Lens Media at the university, won the bronze award in the youth category at the British International Amateur Film and Video Festival 2004.

 

Along with group members Scott Sargeant, Paris Groom and Matt Deeley, Helen received the award for a music video entitled ‘Fallen Angel’.

 

The students produced the video while in their final year of an AVCE qualification in media production at West Herts College.

 

‘Fallen Angel’ was based on an original piece of music by the group.  It follows the highs and lows of an alcoholic.

 

Helen, who will begin her second year at university in September, eventually hopes to set up her own production company.

 

“This award is recognition by the industry that Helen is producing work of a very high standard,” said Omar Franco, senior lecturer in Design at the university.

 

“Winning an award of this prestige gives the student confidence to produce more work of that standard or even higher.”

 

 

 

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Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

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