Shortlisted for Arachne Press SOLSTICE SHORTS Short Story Competition, November 2014
An 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.
I received a bursary from Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary 2013 – Short Story Collection
Literature Wales Bursaries 2013
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
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.”
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
“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.