NTU journalism students sweep the board at film awards

Broadcast journalism students from Nottingham Trent University have swept the board at this month's Nottingham Student Micro Film awards.

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Andrew Cowper travelled to Kenya to highlight the plight of children with Albinism

Broadcast journalism students from Nottingham Trent University have swept the board at this month's Nottingham Student Micro Film awards.

Rosie Baker-Williams (21), from London, who graduated from the University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) this summer, won first prize overall for The Best Student Micro Film 2014 for her documentary examining the lifestyles, history and experiences of street artists in the UK.

Rosie, who produced her film during her final year at the CBJ, travelled to Berlin to interview entertainer Eddie Izzard as part of her project. She was awarded a cash prize of £500 and will now travel to Hong Kong to enter the China Student Micro Film Awards in December.

Andrew Cowper (24), from Welwyn Garden City, who is now studying on the CBJ's MA Broadcast Journalism course, won joint first prize for Best Documentary with his film documenting the persecution of Albino children across Africa.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of both of these students who worked extremely hard during their final year.

Carole Fleming, Director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism

Andrew's film, also produced as part of his final year multi-platform project, saw him travel to Kenya to record first-hand experiences of the children with Albinism and the hardship and stigmatisation faced by their families. He has since secured funding from Boots in Nottingham to provide sun screen products for some of the children featured in his film.

Andrew, who is also shortlisted for best documentary in the forthcoming Royal Television Society awards taking place in Birmingham at the end of October, was awarded £250.

The competition was the launch-event of the newly formed Nottingham Screen Partnership, of which Nottingham Trent University is a part, for the promotion of film-making and film education across the East Midlands.

Director of the CBJ, Carole Fleming, said: "We are extremely proud of the achievements of both of these students who worked extremely hard during their final year to produce such relevant and high quality journalism documentaries."

NTU journalism students sweep the board at film awards

Published on 23 October 2014
  • Category: Press office; School of Arts and Humanities

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