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2015 Bill Vinten GTC University Awards Finalists Announced


This year’s Bill Vinten GTC University Awards will be hosted on October 15 by the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham – last year’s winning university.

Guest speaker at the event will be Billy Williams OBE, who won an Oscar (Best Cinematography) for Gandhi.  Mr Williams will be talking about camerawork in his speech.  Tickets are available for the event by contacting


Shortlisted for the Awards are:

  • Lawrence Fish (University of Portsmouth) – Automated Teller Man
  • Tomas Frigstad (University for the Creative Arts) – Deep Pan Fury
  • James Mathews (Northern Film School) – Mako
  • Ronnie McQillan ((University of York) – When the Dust SettlesBill-Vinten-Award-broadcastgrad15
  • Angus Mitchell (Bournemouth University) – Brackish Water
  • Hamish Saks (Northern Film School) – Desire Lines

The university with the highest scoring portfolio of three films will also receive the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy in recognition of the standard of teaching at their university. The three films have to be from three different genres to encourage students to adapt their skills to a variety of disciplines.

The Awards organisers were delighted with both the number and standard of entries for the competition, which is now in its third year. The number of entries has continued to increase and came from a wider range of universities than previous years – you can view a selection of the films here. 

The shortlisted films and other submissions are available to view on the GTC website here.

The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) is an independent, international organisation that cares about TV camerawork; its members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who operate in all areas of broadcasting. You can find out more about them by visiting their website.