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22 February 2018

WW2 film by Wiltshire College students is shortlisted for prestigious television award

A film made by Wiltshire College students has been shortlisted for a Royal Television Society award.

The Manor, which was a summer project by second and third year students studying the BA Film & Cinematography degree at the Salisbury campus, will go up against two others in the Best Drama category of the Student Awards Southern Nominees 2018.

Wiltshire College’s Deputy Principal Iain Hatt will be attending the black tie ceremony, which takes place at Winchester Guildhall tomorrow (Friday 23rd February), alongside staff and students, who were involved with the project.

He said: “This is a great achievement and fantastic to see their work being recognised.”

The action short, which was organised by film technician Tim Dodd and saw students come together to write, cast, produce, direct and shoot the piece on a Panaflex 35mm camera, tells the story of two soldiers on opposing sides.

It was shot across the Wiltshire countryside over four days starring Joe Ashman and Conor Hartnett and was an unassessed project, designed to encourage and extend students understanding of the demands of working as part of a full production crew.

Andrew Smith, is programme leader of the BA Film Production and Cinematography course, which is validated by Bournemouth University.

He said: “This is a testament to the teaching and support provided to all students throughout their three years on the course.

“A great deal of work goes into any successful film and Tim’s dedication to this particular project has certainly paid off.”

If successful at the Southern awards, the film will enter the national RTS awards in London.

To watch The Manor and other showcase pieces by film students visit https://vimeo.com/user52434159.