Poor Dorothy, a Media Production Centre (MPC) film, was shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Award this year.
The film was a collaboration between the University of Portsmouth‘s Creative Technologies, Media and Performing Arts, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, the School of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Technology, as well as Highbury college and the police and the ambulance services.
The film is about a young girl who is murdered and follows the journey from crime scene to courtroom. The video is going to be used as part of a virtual learning environment for students study on courses from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies.
The film was produced by staff and students from CCI and ICJS, taking on roles of directors, producers, actors, writers and editors.
Learning On Screen (LoS), part of the BUFVC, is a national organisation. They are experts in the use of moving image in education, delivering online academic databases, on demand video resources, training, information and advice.
At the ceremony on 27 April at the BFI in London, LoS recognised 41 innovative nominations, with winners announced across 11 categories covering educational documentaries, cutting-edge learning resources, outstanding student films and MOOCs. Poor Dorothy was nominated for the Courseware & Curriculum In-House Award.
This is the second time in 5 years that a MPC production has been shortlisted for an LoS award.
“Aimed at students studying criminology, policing and forensic science, this interactive resource covered a criminal investigation from its initial reporting up to court trial,” commented the LoS jury. “Judges praised this film as an effective learning resource that would be useful to dissect in lessons.”
See the original announcement of the nominations here.