HEART of Worcestershire College TV and Film student Amy Farrer was left ‘reeling’ recently when she found out she had won an award with the University of South Wales.
The Film and TV School Wales Awards for Schools and Colleges, in partnership with Screen Alliance Wales and Into Film Cymru, is an award scheme which celebrates excellence in TV and film.
The awards aim to promote and honour talent in the arts from a young age.
On this occasion, students from across the country had to enter a piece of film to the University of South Wales, who were looking for gifted young filmmakers in categories such as: Best Narrative Film (Fiction), Best Narrative Film (Documentary), Best Non-Narrative, Experimental or Animated Film, and Best Film Review.
Amy entered a documentary that she had made with two of her peers, Sophie and Matt, in the first year of her course at HoW College.
Their film, called ‘Nameless Faceless’, focused on women within the music industry, the experience they have and why female artists may struggle for representation against their male counterparts.
And her film caught the eye of the judges who named it the Best Narrative Film (Documentary) in the 16-19 age category for 2020.
“Over my two years at Heart of Worcestershire College, I was able to develop a whole range of skill sets which helped me create, network and build myself – not only academically but professionally,” said Amy.
“I am so grateful for the projects I was on and the people I met, and I am grateful for where my hard work has landed me today.”
HoW College TV and Film Lecturer, Alexander Kronenburg, added: “Amy was an outstanding student and so it is great see her gain recognition.
The documentary she and her crew produced was one that demonstrates creativity, intelligence and sensitivity.”
To view all the winning films and see the full awards page for 2020, visit: https://bit.ly/3jRUY6w .