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Northern Ireland student film-maker wins RTS Award

BACK OF BEYOND, a short film by Michael Lennox, who is currently finishing his Masters in Directing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), has won the Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award in the Post Graduate Fiction category.

BACK OF BEYOND, written by Ronan Blaney, starring Martin McCann and made by Michael Lennox while at NFTS, was up against two other films in the category - one by a colleague at NFTS and one from students at Bristol University. The judging panel said "This had an excellent script which was superbly paced in a difficult environment. It managed to focus the tension and keep the judges engaged and gripped throughout.”

The RTS Student Television Awards, chaired by Pat Younge, Chief Creative Officer, BBC Vision Productions, celebrate the best in student television from across the UK – the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in four categories including Fiction, Entertainment, Factual and Animation.

The RTS awards took place on Friday 25 May at the Barbican, London. More information is available on the RTS website.


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