The nominees for the 2020 RTS Student Television Awards have been announced and we couldn’t be prouder that an incredible seven NFTS films and shows have been included in the nominations!

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The prestigious awards celebrate the best audiovisual work created by students around the UK. Huge congratulations to the NFTS crews that collaborated on these productions as part of their course study, with all costs met by the NFTS. 

Find out more and watch the trailers from the nominated projects:

Almost There | Postgraduate Animation

 

Synopsis

On an everyday train journey quite unlike any other, a not-so-casual observer goes to extreme lengths to avoid other passengers, a giant baby runs away from his parents, a romantic woman starts an ill-fated relationship with a cuckoo, and a naïve boy discovers that some problems can’t be fixed by pictures of unicorns.

NFTS Crew

Director - Nelly Michenaud
Producers - Kate Phibbs, Nathanael Baring
Screenwriter - Tim Dees
Cinematographer - Alana Mejia Gonzalez
Production Designer - Theo Boswell
Production Manager - Julia Jendrysik
Editor - Celina Øier
Sound Designer/Dubbing Mixer - Ioannis Spanos
Composer - Adam Price
Lead Animator - Richard Farris
Model Makers - Angus Choy, Alastair Fleming, Thanos Kantzavelos. Lisa Ott, Harry Saxon, Melissa Tague, Becky Weston
CG Lead - Ysabel King
Colourist And Online Editor - Liz Glennard
Heatwave | Postgraduate Animation

Synopsis

In the midst of a searing heatwave, two little children find a way to cool everyone down.

NFTS Crew

Director/Writer - Fokion Xenos
Producer - Priya K. Dosanjh
Cinematographer - Brendan Freedman
Production Designer - Antonio Niculae
Production Manager - Joseph Phillips
Editor - Stella Heath Keir
Sound Designer/Dubbing Mixer - Kevin Langhamer
Composer - Andreas Gutuen Aaser
Marketing and PR - Alexandre Ermakov
Model Makers - Thanos Kantzavelos, Harry Saxon
Colourist And Online Editor - Liz Glennard
Azaar | Postgraduate Drama

Synopsis

A coming of age story set amongst a small mountainous tribe of women in 19th century South Asia. Azaar tells the story of a spirited young girl who yearns to wear a veil and become a woman, despite the costs this may entail.

Cast/Voices

Azaar - Aashima Mehra
Hidayat - Kiran Sonia Sawar
Shehran - Neelam Bakshi
Omar - Reece Ritchie

NFTS Crew

Director/Screenwriter - Myriam Raja
Producer - Nathanael Baring
Cinematographer - Michael Filocamo
Assistant Directors-  Oliver Brown, Yelena Guillen Ortega
Production Designer - Lauren Taylor
Production Manager - Julia Jendrysik
Editor - Stella Heath Keir
Production Sound Mixer - Chi Limpiroj
1st Assistant Sound - Robert Wynne
Sound Designer/Dubbing Mixer - Ben Goodall
Composer - Roshan Gunga
CG Lead - Ysabel King
Colourist And Online Editor - Liz Glennard
November 1st | Postgraduate Drama

Synopsis

Traveling to witness the execution of her son’s murderer, a mother is torn between retaliation and reconnecting with her estranged daughter.

Cast/Voices

Bonnie - Lindsay Duncan
Caroline - Sophia Myles
Carl - Clint Dyer
Arnie - Clint Dyer

NFTS Crew

Director/Screenwriter - Charlie Manton
Producer - Theodora Shaleva
Cinematographer – Molly Manning Walker
Production Designer – Theo Boswell
Production Manager - Madeleine Sara
Editor - Celina Øier
Production Sound Mixer - Carys Ellis
1st Assistant Sound – Ryan Beauchamp
Sound Designer - Edward A. Guy
Dubbing Mixer - Adam Shuttleworth
Composer - Thomas Ross Fitzsimons
CG Lead - Paul Robinson
CG Artists - Roxana Loncea, Jan Karnkowski, Beatrice Mikulskyte
Lead Compositor - Ysabel King
Hungry Mobsters | Postgraduate Short Form


Synopsis

A dark-comedy commercial for a savoury granola bar.

Two mobsters drag a hipster through the woods. Can a savoury granola bar save his life?

Cast/Voices

Mobster Boss – Toby Sauerback
Mobster Muscle – James Cross
Hipster – Peter Eugene Bennett

NFTS Crew

Director / Writer – Francis Corby Ceschin
Cinematographer – Fabio Mota
Assistant Director – Paola Gonzalez Camarero
Producers – Said Englund / Ava Isak
Production Coordinator – Holly Mann
Production Manager – Priya Sidhu
Editor – Sigvatur Ómar Kristinsson
Sound Recordist – Chris Morris
Sound Assistant – Gust Pucziyniec
Sound Editor / Designer – Jose Ramirez
Composer – Will Turner
Colour Grader – Michael Pearce
Makeup – Donna Clarkson
Script Supervisor – Melanie Simcoe
Rough Hands | Postgraduate Short Form

Synopsis

A day in the hard life of a nurse’s hands. The endless challenges, which require constant hand wash and sanitizing. All that work can be easier endured if they have the right skincare for their hands.

Cast/Voices

Elderly Man - Mohd Aslam
Doctor #1 - Paul Mansell
Doctor #2 - David Landeau
Nurse #1 - Lea Kandler
Nurse #2 - Kristyna Maze
Patient #1 - Andrea Lo Priore
Patient #2 - Karim Aouad
Young Girl - Abbie Middleton

NFTS Crew

Director/Writer - Fabio Mota
Production Managers - Beatriz Honorio, Malika Ruzmetova
Cinematographer - Lily Grimes
Costume - Annie Mullineux
Editor - Francesco Cibati
Sound Recordist - Marc Ct
Sound Editor/Dubbing Mixer - Griff Miles
Composer - Thomas Fitzsimmons
CG Artist - Jan Karnkowski
Online Editor/Colour Grader - Michael Pearce
Sound Designer - Ben Goodall

Timing is Everything | Postgraduate Short Form

Synopsis

The clock is ticking, now. For Emily Collett, a fearless aerobatic pilot for Bremont Great War Display Team, timing is absolutely everything.

Cast/voices

Emily Collett

NFTS Crew

Director and editor - Michele Vicenti
Cinematographer - Twan Peeters
Composer - Moritz Wanger
Sound recordist - Chase Coley
Make up artist - Rosalyn Fochs
1st AD - Caroline Frandsen
Sound designer - Tatiana Sanches
Online Editor - Jan Schroeder
Colorist - Nigel Tadyanehondo

An undergraduate and postgraduate winner will both be awarded in each category across Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Form.

Awards will also be presented in the following categories at the judges’ discretion: Camerawork, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Writing taking the total nominations to incredible 20!  We’ll keep our fingers crossed for our student and graduate work in those categories. The winners will be announced on Friday 26 June 2020. Full list of RTS nominees here.

Applications are open for NFTS MA, Diploma and Certificate courses staring in January 2021 and final places remain on courses starting September 2020. Find out more about how you can stand out in the film, television and games industry and be part of creating RTS nominated work at nfts.co.uk/places-available

4/6/20