University scoops Learning on Screen Awards for Drugs Campaign film

We're delighted to announce that our University won two prizes at the Learning on Screen Awards 2019 for the Drugs Campaign "Risks" film. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the campaign and congratulations on this fantastic achievement.

Awards Kieran

The Learning on Screen Awards are presented by the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council. The awards were established in 2005 and are the UK’s only celebration of film and media in HE/FE education and research. They recognise the creative work of universities and their students in the development of film and media.

At the ceremony, held at the Curzon Cinema in Soho on 26 April 2019, our University won the Best Promotional Film Award and the Special Jury Award. The Special Jury Award is given to the year’s best film, solely on the basis of a private vote amongst the judging panel, so came as a complete surprise to our Student Communications Team! The judging panel consisted of a number of BAFTA members with extensive careers working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney, and Sky who also lecture at a variety of universities around the UK in subjects relating to film production and the creative arts.

Our University also scooped a further award at the ceremony with our PhD student Vaibhav Kaul winning the Student Documentary Award for his film “Mountain, Priest, Son” which was made as part of the Festival of the Mind. This film previously won the Echo BRICS Film Festival prize for Best Documentary in Moscow in December 2018.

Matt Exton and Kieran Bentley from our Student Communications Team, who conceived and created the Drugs film, were at the ceremony in London to collect the awards on behalf of our University. We'd like to thank everyone involved the campaign for their hard work and talent.

Safe Sheffield Drugs Campaign

The Drugs Campaign consisted of four films which have been viewed over 85,000 times since they were launched in May 2018. The Risks film itself has been viewed over 19,000 times. The campaign was made with the support of SSiD, Sports Sheffield, Security Services, the Students’ Union and colleagues across the University and the City.

Drugs Campaign