Two Pembrokeshire College Creative Media Production students made it through to the finals of the University of South Wales Awards for the use of TV and Film in schools and colleges.
Held at the ATriUM, Cardiff on Monday 8 July, the awards were established by the University of South Wales to celebrate the brilliant work that goes on using film and TV in schools and colleges, and the phenomenal talent of young people. The awards recognise young people’s love of film, spotlight rising stars and honour influential educators in partnership with IntoFilm and Screen Alliance Wales.
With over 100 entries from across Wales and the west of England, Jake Hicks and Sonny Tindall were both shortlisted in the top three for the Most Innovative Use of Film (16-19 years) category for videos they produced to raise awareness of ‘Get the Boys a Lift’.
College Creative Media Production lecturer, Denys Bassett-Jones nominated the learners and commented: “I am delighted that the talents of my learners have been recognised at this prestigious film awards ceremony, they fought off stiff competition to be shortlisted for this event and it is a fantastic achievement for them as they now go forward into the world of higher education and employment in the creative media sector.
“Live brief projects and competitions are a cornerstone of creative education at Pembrokeshire College and I was so pleased to be able to share in their success in front of a packed theatre.”
Both Jake and Sonny’s films can be viewed using the links below: