Smart Screen Creative Awards 2018

Smart Screen Creative Awards 2018

A massive thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Smart Screen Creative Awards.
Congratulations to all our talented nominees and winners. Roll on 2019!

Watch the event highlights video above.

2018 Winners

Audience Engagement

Worldwide Tribe
Petra Krilic and Gaby Fernández Walean

“I really enjoyed them, I thought the production values were amazing.”
– Ben Frow, Category Judge
Director of Programming, Channel 5

Creative Excellence

‘The Silent Generation’
Arta Dinsberga

“Three wonderful films, incredibly different.”
– Tanya Seghatchian, Category Judge
Producer / EP – The Crown, Harry Potter, Cold War

Diversity

‘Southpaws’
Juliana Matsubara, Gaby Fernández Walean and Karen Simon

“I’ve been incredibly inspired by the students that I’ve met.”
– Jo Strevens, Category Judge
Head of Development, Carnival Films – Downton Abbey, The Hollow Crown

Entrepreneurship

‘Once One’
Raphaela Wagner and Karen Simon

“Entrepreneurship was evident in all the submissions.”
– Dr Jo Twist OBE, Category Judge
CEO, Ukie – UK’s trade body for games and interactive entertainment

Impact

Worldwide Tribe
Petra Krilic and Gaby Fernández Walean

“The creativity on show was extraordinary.”
– Ash Ditta, Category Judge
Writer – Swimming With Men, The Catherine Tate Show

Innovation

‘The After Taste’
Kimi Msibi

“I’m impressed by the spirit and the atmosphere at the School.”
– Armando Iannucci, Category Judge
Writer, Director, Producer – The Thick of It, Veep, Alan Partridge


2018 Shortlists

Audience Engagement

Worldwide Tribe
Petra Krilic and Gaby Fernández Walean

Hope Line UK
James Mills

Rika – No Need
Luke O’Sullivan

Creative Excellence

‘The Silent Generation’
Arta Dinsberga

‘Blessed are they that fear the Lord’
Leoni Tenius

‘The Shadow of Cairo’
Tara Shehata

Diversity

‘Southpaws’
Juliana Matsubara, Gaby Fernández Walean and Karen Simon

‘I, Coolie’
Arnica Miakista

Chrysalis Boy
Charlie Tidmas

Entrepreneurship

‘Once One’
Raphaela Wagner and Karen Simon

‘Trigger Finger’
Jamie-Louise Davis

‘The Crone’
Attila Csak

Impact

Worldwide Tribe
Petra Krilic and Gaby Fernández Walean

‘Befriend Your Boobs’
Gabriella Blumberg and Arnica Miakista

Share a Pot of Human Kindness
James Mills

Innovation

‘The After Taste’
Kimi Msibi

‘Epiphania’
Melissa Green and Bogdana Petrova

‘Mute’
Tristan Upton


Categories

Audience Engagement

This award will go to a project that demonstrates exceptional engagement with a specific audience. To win this category the student need to explain how they identified the audience, developed the brand and story and promoted their content, with the evidence of success. We are looking for content and projects that show:

  • Demonstrable audience engagement
  • Dedication to one theme throughout
  • Evidence of audience prizes, viewership, etc.

2017 winner – “Jasper” – Anastasiya Chabanova & Scarlett Urbano

Creative Excellence

This award will go to a piece of outstanding creative content that demonstrates excellence in every aspect of its execution, from the script development all the way through to the post production. We are looking for projects that indisputably show the best of the best in every aspect of: 

  • Production and visual aesthetic
  • Subject and meaningful storylines
  • Commercial audience appeal

2017 winner – “Miyage No Naka” – Théodore Hugonnier

Diversity

This award will go to a project or content that shines a light on a diversity or community cause. It could be content or projects highlighting an LGBT, gender, ethnicity or other diversity or community cause that could make a real difference to people’s lives. We are looking for projects or content that:

  • Show diversity in front of and/or behind the camera
  • Was created by a team that reflects diversity and representation
  • Focuses attention on underrepresented groups 

2017 winner – “Daughter” – Rozh Surchi

Entrepreneurship

This award will go to a project that demonstrates smart thinking in the business of screen. It could be the fundraising for the project, the promotion of the end product or any other project that shows exceptional business sense from the student and their fellow team and crew. We are looking for content and projects that show:

  • Evidence of the commercial success
  • Evidence of how you went about it up to and including delivery
  • Filmed content, crowdfunding campaigns, company ventures

2017 winner – “Winter Bird” – Hanna Nygren 

Impact

This award will go to a piece of content that demonstrates making an impact. The project should raise awareness of a cause and influence the viewer’s perception. It could be a documentary, a charity advert, a social media campaign or a work of fiction. We are looking for evidence that the work:

  • Was part of a larger strategy for change
  • Made an impact on the intended audience
  • Influenced and made a demonstrable change

2017 winner –“Alright” – Darcey Milne

Innovation

This award will go to a project which showcases new ideas that are unexpected, innovative and thought-provoking, regardless of their format. The project will need to push boundaries and show exceptional originality and awareness. We are looking for projects or content that show:

  • New ways of addressing subjects and content
  • Technical or industrial innovation
  • Creative innovation in how they were made

2017 winner – “Being Ernest” – Victoria Fistes

Student feedback

  • “This is the first award that I’ve ever won in my life, it’s such a humbling feeling and at the same time, I was so proud.”
    Juliana Matsubara MA Directing
  • “Winning the award is really amazing because it allows me just a little bit more PR and it gets seen, and I think that’s the most important thing for this film. ”
    Raphaela Wagner Six Month Practical Filmmaking
  • “Winning this award is such a validation, particularly the way we made the film and the reasons why we made the film. Winning is very humbling.”
    Kimi Msibi MA PRODUCING