Rather than the usual evening ‘red carpet’ event in the College’s Rispoli Theatre, this year’s RAFTAs took the form of a live Instagram event (at 7pm on 14 May), and a 40 minute video that was released immediately afterwards on YouTube.
The RAFTAs are designed to celebrate the achievements of Upper Sixth students on each of the three Film and Media courses: A Level Film Studies, A Level Media Studies and BTEC Digital Media Production. Here’s a promotional film to get you in the zone!
Congratulations to all the students who were nominated for awards, and a huge ‘well done’ to this year’s exceptional winners, who are listed below.
A massive thank you to A Level Film Studies Teacher Yvonne McCoach, who both coordinated this year’s RAFTAs, and spent several hours pulling together the 40 minute film for YouTube.
So, pull up a chair, hear directly from the judges and watch some clips from the Class of 2020.
|Award Category||Winner/s||Judges’ Comments|
|Best Production Crew||Harriet Grey, Adam Wallis, Lucy Prouten and Poppy McAlister||Great team effort. Your hard work and excellent organisation paid off!|
|Best Screenplay||Oliver Peal||An excellent, well-rounded narrative.|
|Best Television Script||Louis Forsyth||A really emotive drama, which was perfect for its target audience.|
|Best Production Design||Kaia Longhurst–Sayer||Awarded for excellent, authentic make-up and thoughtful props in the hard hitting film ‘ Violent Delight’.|
|Best Website||Ellen Salisbury||An industry standard, extremely professional looking website, that allowed for a variety of audience interaction.|
|Best Graphics||Molly Trubee||An extremely well planned title sequence for her TV drama, which was also super creative.|
|Best Sound Design||Kai Forbes||Excellent use of sound effects and music in your films.|
|Best Cinematography||Harriet Grey||Stand-out composition and framing in her film ‘The Misadventures of the Teenage Mind’.|
|Best Digital Media Convergence |
(Focusing on the promotion of a new TV drama using new media, in a way that encourages audience interaction).
|Xia Gray||A variety of interactive features were built into Xia’s website, that reached out to the YouTube generation.|
|Best Editing||Callum Kane||Awarded for the intense excitement Callum created in the chase sequence in his TV drama ‘Missing’.|
|Best Freelancer (Students who helped out other students in a great number of productions).||Raphael Pacaud||Raphael performed in a number of films and TV programmes with willingness and great enthusiasm.|
|Best Director||Bethany Conn||An exceptionally well prepared director with extensive performance notes.|
|The Above and Beyond Award|
(Showcasing the work students have produced outside college).
|Amy Watt-Pringle||Awarded for:|
Her mature, moving, Extended Project Qualification film called ‘Scarlet’, about drag queens.
Her brilliant Covid-19 vlog about her experiences of dealing with the pandemic.
|Best BTEC Production|
(In recognition of the practical film-making element of the BTEC Digital Media Production course).
|Lucy Hunnable||A clever and well executed short film called ‘Limbo’.|
|Best TV Drama Programme||Ewan Hughes-Phillips||Ewan’s professional TV programme called ‘People’ displayed great humour and all round flair.|
|Best Short Film |
(For writing, directing and editing a 5 minute film)
|Dylan Rampartap||Dylan won this award for his innovative short film entitled ‘Magic Box’. It was described by the judging panel as ‘simply superb’.|