28/03/2018

Students scoop Golden Owl Awards

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Students scoop Golden Owl Awards

Talented Leeds City College TV & Film students scooped all the awards they were nominated for in this year’s Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards.

Second year level three filmmakers won both the Key Stage Five Award and the Mediafish Perspective Award – Older Category for their touching documentary ‘Human’ which followed the emotional journey of transition teenager Isaac.

TV & Film teacher Ryan Woods said it was no surprise to him that they won: “There was never any doubt in my mind that these year two students would win. So very proud! And that makes two years running that we’ve won the Key Stage Five Award.”

Diploma student Taylor Jay Hogan was also honoured with a Special Mention Award for her ‘Documentary on Young People that Attend Offsite Provisions’ which she made with the charity Music and Arts Production in Leeds which provides support through creative arts projects for students who cannot attend mainstream school.

TV & Film Curriculum Leader Andy Lunn said: “Taylor worked on this film independently. She is continuing to develop her documentary-making skills through the BFI and college and is someone to look out for in the future.”

TV presenter Nigel Clarke presented the awards and hosted the event and was joined by City of Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday, March 27.

Head of Media & Performance Production Richard Lee said: “The Golden Owls are a fantastic event for young filmmakers in Leeds and our students did us proud!”