Student success at Royal TV Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2021

Canada’s Keepers, a documentary made by 3rd year Film, Photography and Media students, wins the non-scripted section of this years Royal TV Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2021.

Congratulations to recent Film, Photography and Media graduates Mia Frank, Seila Laloui, Minori Iwahashi, Monica Athnasious and final year Media and Communication student Karyan Au-Yeung for their outstanding 3rd year film at the RTS Yorkshire student awards, winning two awards for Best Non-Scripted Film and a craft award for Sound.

Their powerful documentary “Canada’s Keepers” examined an untold story of a group of native Canadian Women and the history of this group’s oppression.

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Due to the pandemic, the usual multiple category awards were limited to only two categories scripted (fiction) and non-scripted (factual). The film’s success is even more outstanding as a result as it was up against films from multiple categories and formats across institutes in the Yorkshire region.

The film was shot in Canada in January of 2020 and edited in lockdown at the start of the pandemic. Judges at the awards praised the film, saying it’s ambitious, telling an untold story using powerful testimony and excellent film-making techniques. A stand-out film.

The film now moves forward to the National RTS awards later in the year, where it’s hoped it will continue the School’s rich success at both regional and national level.

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