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Finalists for the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards announced

The Bill Vinten GTC University Awards will be presented at the University of York’s Heslington Studios on October 22nd 2014.  The competition focuses on the undergraduates’ use of camera skills to enhance the content of the films submitted and this year’s talented finalists have taken to boats, filmed underwater, shot in cinemascope, and worked into the night, with smoke, lights and mirrors to make it to the final shortlist.

The six short-listed graduates are as follows:

Adam Grasso – Director of Photography
S.O.S. (for the artist Femme)

Vince Knight – Director of Photography
The Domestic Lives of Mollusks

Jacob Leese – Camera Operator

Thomas McKie – Director of Photography
The Last Fisherman

Daniel O’Flaherty – Director of Photography
Sunday Dinner at the Morgans

Thomas Reed – Director of Photography


The competition has been fierce with entries from universities increasing by over a third this year; the institution with the highest scoring portfolio from the films submitted by their undergraduates will win the prestigious Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy.

The universities competing for the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy are:

Birmingham City University
Bournemouth University
Buckinghamshire New University
Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Edge Hill University
Kingston University, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Northern Film School, Leeds Metropolitan University
Southbank University
Staffordshire University, Media (Film) Production Course
University for the Creative Arts
University of Lincoln

Guests to the event will be able to view the entries on the night or you can click here to visit the GTC’s website and view the short-listed films.

About the Guild of Television Cameramen

The Guild of Television Cameramen is an independent non-profit-making international organisation that cares about television camerawork and the people who make it their craft. The GTC has over 1,000 members, in the UK, Europe, Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA.  Most members work in aspects of television ranging from production through documentary and drama, live events, news and current affairs, sports and light entertainment, to corporate video.

Run by a council of volunteer television professionals, the GTC is financed by subscription from its members as well as sponsorship from equipment manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the GTC offers a channel for manufacturers to consult with working cameramen when designing new equipment. GTC membership is open to anyone employed in single or multi-camera television operations or in any associated occupation.

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