The awards celebrate the best audio-visual work created by undergraduate students in ten categories across animation, comedy and entertainment, drama, short form, factual, production design, editing, sound, camera, and writing.
Sam Firth, Lecturer in the School of Business and Creative Industries, who taught the winning UWS students, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to see so many students’ work from the BA filmmaking course being recognised in this way, both by being nominated for and winning RTS Awards for these two excellent films. I am always so impressed and inspired by our students’ passion, enthusiasm, talent and desire to tell stories about people from all walks of life.“
James Wilson, Chair of RTS Scotland Student Television Awards, said: “Our industry depends upon the development of young people, their skill growing with their confidence under the guidance of their tutors and mentors.
“This year’s programmes are as strong as ever and decisions were long argued and often very close. Every nominated team and individual should be proud of their achievement.”
Simon Pitts, Chief Executive Officer, STV, said: “Scotland is brimming with exciting creative talent and STV is very proud to be sponsoring the RTS Scotland Student Television Awards again this year. As last year all the nominees will be offered a platform to showcase their fantastic programmes on the STV Player, where 4/5ths of the Scottish population are already registered users.
“Highlights of the awards ceremony will also be available on the STV Player and beyond that STV will be offering mentoring to the winners as they start their journey in this exciting and vibrant industry.”