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Bristol students win two national RTS awards at ceremony
UWE's Nick Jones and his team
Jutvari's Nick Jones and his winning team on location in Bulgaria

Students from the University of the West of England (UWE) are celebrating after winning two national awards.

The Media Practice and Animation students came top at the regional finals of the South West Royal Television Society Awards in Bristol.

The winning entries were the animation, The Creep by Thomas Malins and the documentary Jutvari by Nick Jones.

The winners will go on to represent the South West Region in the National Finals in London in May.

Jutvari by Nick Jones and his team, is set in Bulgaria and is a documentary about the Nigerian coach of a football team of young gypsy boys.

Lead character Segun plays the role of a coach but he also becomes a role model in the film's plot.

Jutvari was described as "an ambitious documentary and an inspiring programme, with a very original choice of subject", and was the unanimous choice of the jury.

"A very stylish depiction of American post-war consumer society...
RTS judges on The Creep

Nick Jones said: "It feels great to have won such a well recognised student award.

"We put in a lot of effort into the making of this documentary and it's good that our work has recognition."

The Creep by Tom Mallins was described by the jury, as "making imaginative use of archive radio drama recordings to support an evocative film noir animation, resulting in a very stylish depiction of American post-war consumer society".

Jane Arthurs from UWE said: "This is the longest standing and most prestigious peer acknowledgement of best practice in student film making."

UWE students were shortlisted in every category for this year's awards and five out of the seven finalists were from the University.

The RTS Student Television Awards recognise the best audiovisual work created by full-time, or part-time, students as part of their course.

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