MediaMagazine Production Competition 2020 – The Final

Introduction

Claire Pollard, editor of MediaMagazine, and Jenny Grahame, previous editor, whittled down our 130+ entries to 27 – some really hard choices to make, but not as hard as the job faced by the judges of our finalists! We are really grateful to them for their insightful and constructive comments. Many many thanks to our two Andreas, Harkin and Joyce – you can read more about them in Meet the Judges.

Meet the Judges!

Andrea Harkin is a BAFTA-nominated and Royal Television Society award-winning filmmaker from Northern Ireland. Her 2017 short film The Party was nominated for Best British Short at the 2017 BAFTAs and was also a nominee at the European Film Awards. It picked up several prizes at film festivals internationally. In television drama, Andrea most recently directed an episode of AMC’s new anthology series Soulmates (starring Charlie Heaton and Malin Akerman), set to air later this year. She was the lead director on the BBC’s flagship period drama The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019) which aired to much critical acclaim and press attention in December 2019. Prior to this, she directed Come Home (2018), a 3-part drama set in Belfast (BBC One/RED Productions), winning a Royal Television Society NI Award for Best Drama. Come Home also won the RTS Award for Best Editing, with Christopher Eccleston winning an International Emmy nomination for his performance. Previously, she directed the second block of BBC3's hit drama-thriller Clique (series 1). 

Andrea is a graduate of the UK’s National Film & Television School, Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme, and the EIFF Talent Lab. She is currently working between directing television drama and developing feature projects, including the iFeatures/BFI-supported film, Across The Water.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3291338/

andreaharkin.net

The Barney Oram Creativity Award

This award is in memory of Barney Oram, an inspirational, gifted and much-loved teacher of Film and Media at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, who sadly died in November 2018. Barney was passionate about film and young people’s production work. To commemorate his legacy, we asked Andrea Joyce, Team Leader for Film Studies at Long Road, one of the largest cohorts in the country, and her colleagues Tom Woodcock and Nick Potamitis, to judge this special category.

Music Video

Winner!

  • Tegan Macfarlane, Northampton College for ‘I Love It’

The Finalists

  • Sevde Akbaba, Coombe Girls School 6th Form for 'POPSTARS'
  • Evie Knopwood, King James’ School for ‘Dear Society’
  • Levi Reyes, Atwood Church of England School for ‘Six Speed’
  • Stefanie Emery, Bishop Challoner Catholic College for ‘The Love Club’
  • Megan Fagan, The Latymer School for ‘Dear Future Husband’

Short Film and Documentary

Winner!

  • Jemima Wright, Bradfield College for ‘Stories Untold’

The Finalists

  • Ariel Homossany, JFS Sixth Form for ‘Ring’
  • Francisco Cruz, British School of Amsterdam for ‘Beneath the Surface’
  • Amy Watt-Pringle, Reigate College for ‘Bleak Mind’

Editing

Winner!

  • Emmanuel Li, The Latymer School for ‘Grace Kelly’

The Finalists

  • Lucy Hill, Finham Park Sixth Form for ‘HIM
  • Haydn Reece, Barton Peverell College for‘Doppel Threat’
  • Amy Agila, Burntwood School for ‘A Deserted London’

Cinematography

Winner!

  • Louis Loze-Carey, Great Baddow High School for ‘Samhain’

​The Finalists

  • Megan Boyle, Durham Sixth Form Centre for ‘The Joys of Streaming’
  • Jonah Garrett-Bannister, Varndean College for ‘Carrion’
  • Ahmed Ghandour, Orleans Park School for ‘Bounty’

Production

Winner!

  • Maxwell Silver, Varndean College for ‘Level Foundations’

​The Finalists

  • Charlee Grainger, Ballyclare Secondary School for ‘Replacement’
  • Merle Brown, Orleans Park School for ‘Fitting In’
  • Maisie Radley, Southend High School for Girls for ‘Pink Lemonade’

Barney Oram Award for Creativity

Winner!

  • Cerys Wainer, Orleans Park School for ‘Outside In’

​The Finalists

  • Alycia Potter, The Boswells Sixth Form for ‘Connection’
  • Kyle Adams, Northampton College for ‘Ghost Town’
  • Azra Hinton/Jack Williams, Strode College for ‘The Rain’
  • Daniella Holder, Northampton College for ‘Alien Boy’