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13/02/2015

RTS Holds Irish Student Awards

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) ROI Centre held its annual Student Television Awards at RTÉ in Dublin last night. The Awards were presented by Adrian Lynch, Channel Controller of RTÉ One Television, and organised into four categories: Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama and Factual.

The award in the Animation Category was presented to Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery and Kiera Noone from Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education for 'Shoot'.

Film & Television Department, Ballyfermot College of Further Education student, Gary Christie took home the award in the Comedy & Entertainment Category for 'Your Silent Face', which explores the search for love on the Internet.

James Fitzgerald, Paddy Slattery & Team from National Film School, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, were presented with the award in the Drama Category for 'Skunky Dog', which explores alcoholism, bad language, sexually explicit content and violence in its representation of a young boy's lonely and pitiful life in a country town.

The award in the Factual Category went to National Film School, Institute of Art, Design & Technology students Oisín Bickley & Team for 'BÓ', which offers viewers an insight into the daily routine of dairy farming.

The Winners:

Animation

Winner: Shoot
Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery, Kiera Noone
Irish School of Animation, ​​Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: Dr Mark Byrne

Shortlisted: Spoken Word
Liam Testasecca
The School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology
Tutor: Denise Dunphy

Shortlisted: Wounded
Julie Rush, Gavin Fulleron, Helga Bjarnadottir
Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: Dr Mark Byrne

Comedy & Entertainment

Winner: Your Silent Face
Gary Christie
Film & Television Department, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: Conor Crosbier

Shortlisted: Football Republic
Paul Stafford, Killian Hanratty & Team
Film & Television Department, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: John Moriarty

Shortlisted: Paper
Aoife Clarke & Stephen Gafney
Film & Television Department, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: Conor Crosbier

Drama

Winner: Skunky Dog
James Fitzgerald, Paddy Slattery & Team
National Film School, Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Tutor: Anne O'Leary

Shortlisted: Dead End
Tim Nagle, Penny McGovern, Liam Testasecca
The School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology
Tutor: Denise Dunphy

Shortlisted: Touch
Erica Keegan
Film & Television Department, Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Tutor: Conor Crosbie

Factual

Winner:
Oisín Bickley & Team
National Film School, Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Tutor: Anne O'Leary

Shortlisted: Pascal
Jarlaith Finnegan, Ailbhe Fitzpatrick, Brian Soden, Ali O'Kane, Pádraig O'Conghaile
The School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology
Tutor: Denise Dunphy

Shortlisted: Still Dancing
Bjorn MacGiolla & Team
National Film School, Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Tutor: Anne O'Leary

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