A media production student from the University of Derby has won two Royal Television Society Midlands Centre awards for her outstanding work on her third year film, A Girl’s Story, a docudrama about a girl who struggles to maintain a long-distance relationship with her parents, who have gone away to find work.
Producer/director Yue Liu is an international student from China. She was nominated in the category of Best Factual Film, and such was the quality of production that the judging panel also selected her film to compete in the Best Camerawork category.
Media production programme leader Phil Basi said: “This is a great achievement for Yue and the course, highlighting that we can produce award-winning students with the high calibre skills required to succeed in media production.”
Yue was overjoyed with the news and said: “I can’t believe that I have won in two categories and believe that this would not have been possible without the support of the staff and students at Derby.”
We’d also like to take a very slight bit of credit, having kitted Derby University out with over £150,000 worth of studio equipment over the years – include the suite of iMacs where media production students edit their award-winning work. This is the second year running that films from Derby University’s media production degree programme have been shortlisted in the RTS Awards, and we’re delighted to see that Derby University’s investment in industry-standard equipment from the likes of Panasonic, Canon, Atmos, EIZO and Matrox is paying off!
Yue will now go on to represent the Midlands at the National Royal Television Society Awards to be held in London in spring 2017, where she’ll face stiff completion from across the UK. Winners were announced at the prestigious gala dinner which was held on the evening of Thursday 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
From all of us here at Jigsaw24, well done Yue and best of luck for the next stage of the competition!
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