ECA takes two titles at student filmmakers’ awards

STUDENT filmmakers from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), City of Glasgow College and Stirling University were the winners at annual awards run by the Scottish branch of the Royal Television Society.

ECA took two awards – in the animation and fiction categories – at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards, held earlier this evening at BBC Scotland’s HQ in Glasgow.

The City of Glasgow College won the entertainment award and Stirling University triumphed in the factual section. ECA were guaranteed at least one award, having gained all three nominations in the animation section.

This evening’s winners are entered automatically for the RTS UK Student Awards.

In a RTS Scotland media release, chair, Henry Eagles, said: “There were some brilliant entries. ECA’s animation films were outstanding and reinforced the college’s worldwide reputation in this field. All the other winners and nominees were first-class and the Scottish successes will do well in the UK-wide competition later this year.

“The judges were particularly pleased to see some of Scotland Further Education colleges, like City of Glasgow and Aberdeen, competing alongside the more established university TV and film schools.

“For several years, Scotland’s colleges have been delivering top-quality media and film courses and this is the proof they’re doing an excellent job.”

Students from six Scottish universities and colleges competed this year. There were 18 entries in four categories.

The judges were Henry Eagles, chair; Richard Downes, BBC Scotland; Yvonne Jennings, BBC Scotland; James Henry, freelance director; Cliff Martin, freelance director; Barbara McKissack, Heaton Pictures; and Sueann Smith, Red Kite Animation.


Winner: ‘My Name is Tom Moody’, Ainslie Henderson, Edinburgh College of Art

Nominated: ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?’ Anna Ginsberg, Edinburgh College of Art

‘All That Glisters’, Claire Lamond, Edinburgh College of Art


Winner: ‘It’s Only A Movie’, Ewan Denny and team, City of Glasgow College/ Edinburgh Napier University

Nominated: ‘The Late Show’, Gareth Malone, Stephanie Borman and team, University of the West of Scotland


Winner: ‘On Another Note’, Emma Dove, Keiba Clubb, Juliet Hounam and Marina Gonzalez, University of Stirling

Nominated: ‘Free Rein’, Andrew Chambers, Fiona Gray, Bethany Lawrie, Sam Postlethwaite and Amy Saunders, University of Stirling

‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh’, Nicola Braid and team, City of Glasgow College


Winner: ‘Flashbulb’, Kieran Gosney (director) and Kestrel Cheswick (producer), Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

Nominated: ‘Fashion Victim’, Martin Taylor and Stephanie Dunnett, Aberdeen College

‘Unnoticed’, Andrew Crane and Team, City of Glasgow College/Edinburgh Napier University

Pic: David Barz.