Double bill for UCEN Manchester at prestigious awards

Sally Nugent with student Zak Wundowa.

Students from Manchester Film School, part of UCEN Manchester, secured two prestigious Royal Television Society North West Student Awards.

Students from Manchester Film School, part of UCEN Manchester, secured two prestigious Royal Television Society North West Student Awards at a glittering ceremony.

“Zero Lives Left”, written and directed by third year student Zak Wundowa, was awarded best Production Design for work produced by Rebecca Turner, Keiran Daly and team, whilst Lorena Diaz Negrin won the award for best Sound.

In total, a team of up to 45 students from across different year groups secured five nominations against fierce competition from universities across the region.

Jim Grainger, Director of Manchester Film School, said: 

This was a fantastic night for the students who got recognition for all their hard work.

"To be nominated in five categories is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work of the students and staff and the tremendous support we get from senior leaders within UCEN Manchester, The Manchester College and LTE Group which has allowed us to create a unique Film School environment within the college..

“All of these productions are the result of a team effort by 15 to 45 students working to internationally recognised industry standard roles.”

Michael Walsh, Vice principal and Dean of UCEN Manchester, said: “Winning two awards is a brilliant achievement so huge congratulations must go to all the students who have worked so professionally to gain five nominations and two wins.

“The consistently high standards that students at Manchester Film School produce are amazing and shows the talent of our students, along with the quality of the industry standard teaching that our expert tutors provide throughout UCEN Manchester.”

In the last eight years, Manchester Film School has won nine RTS awards.

Picture shows director Zak Wundowa with journalist Sally Nugent. 

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