Category Archives: Awards

Documentary Students represent School of Journalism at RTS Student Awards

ffreshwin-313x272An annual feature of MA International Journalism is its broad international cohort. Of the entrants, only one had any previous experience of filming and all but one were working in their second language.

At the at RTS Student Awards, Chinese students Yingshi Zhuang and Zhao Liu were selected for the category for Factual Current Affairs with “The Bedroom Tax” while Giovanni Ortolani (Italy), Ahmad Al-Hendi  (Canada) and Hui Fan (Taiwan) were entered for individual projects in the Factual Documentary category with “The Friends of Cathays Cemetery”, “Fifteen Strangers, One Question” and “The Dry Pub” respectively.

And at Ffresh Student Media Awards, May 2014 Three films from the MAIJ were among the 10 finalists: 2 by Ahmee Al Hendi : Morning Cup of Torture & 15 Strangers, One Question and Pedro Rodriguez’s Otaku Kingdom – Retreat from Reality.

The Story of Wales

Development Producer

The Story of Wales    BBC / The Open University
6 x 60-minute documentaries on the history of Wales, presented by Huw Edwards.
BBC 1 Wales  BBC 2 Network  2012 / 2013

Audience Appreciation Rating of 92: highest for any BBC programme on any BBC channel Jan ’11 to date, apart from Frozen Planet.
28% audience share

BAFTA Cymru Wales 2013

4 Nominations: Best Factual Series, Editing, Presenter, Original Music

new-maks-float-3872Best Presenter: Huw Edwards

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Huw Edwards, accepting the award for Best Presenter, said, “Opportunities to present a series like this come round for a presenter once in a lifetime. I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to do it. The biggest thanks of all is to Green Bay, a company with which I’ve worked for over ten years now, always setting  – under Phil George and John Geraint – the highest possible standards. Diolch arbennig iawn i gwmni Green Bay am eu gwaith trwyadl o’r safon uchaf posib.”

new-maks-float-3872Gwyn Alf Williams Award

“remarkable programmes”

Phil George and John Roberts receiving the award from Carwyn Jones (Photo: BAFTA Cymru / Huw John)
Phil George and John Roberts receiving the award from Carwyn Jones (Photo: BAFTA Cymru / Huw John)

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, presenting the award, said the series was “an outstanding achievement, delivering Welsh history to a wide audience in an attractive, entertaining and accessible way.”  He quoted the specialist BAFTA jury as affirming that, “this series will, in its own right, become a lasting work of reference for future historians.”

Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nomination 2013

Celtic Media Festival Awards Nomination 2013

Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards

Rhys Davies Short Story Finalist

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Life Task is a short story anthologised in Getting Up (Leaf Books).  It was a finalist in the Academi / Rhys Davies Short-story Competition.

“Life-Task by Angela Graham is one of those quiet, nuanced narratives that refract light into the depths of human tragedy. The story – oblique, harrowing, beautiful – bears witness to the personal cost of war…Graham haunts the memories of her readers with the paradoxical climax of her tale. In her hands the short story is a brief epic of suspenseful waiting and reversal, told in the minor key.”

-Stevie Davies and Niall Griffiths – Judges.