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GTC Academy Day & Bill Vinten University Awards

29 October 2019 | 10:00 - 22:00


On 29 October, the University of Portsmouth will once again accommodate the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards, after previously hosting in 2017 and winning the University Trophy in 2016. Preceding the awards ceremony, camera professionals will present talks as part of the GTC Television Academy throughout the day, open to all the students of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.


The Guild of Television Camera Professionals is an independent craft organisation supporting and encouraging excellence in all aspects of television camerawork. GTC members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who operate in all areas of broadcasting. The International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers (IAWF) is affiliated with the GTC.


The GTC Television Academy is an opportunity to hear from leading camera operators and directors of photography. Throughout the day the speakers will give inspiring presentations about some of the work they’ve completed, navigating your way through the industry, working as a freelance and filming independent productions. The talks will be presented by Alan Duxbury (Director of Photography), Barry Bassett (VMI Managing Director), Graham Horder (Wildlife Filmmaker), Jack Willis (Camera Operator/Assistant) and Sarah Smither (Director of Photography). This event is aimed at all CCI students, especially those on the BA (Hons) Film Production, BSc (Hons) Television & Broadcasting and other media courses.


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The Bill Vinten GTC University Awards competition acknowledges excellent teaching of camerawork and craft skills within UK educational establishments. The Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy is awarded to the institution with the highest-scoring portfolio of films submitted to the competition. The Bill Vinten GTC Award is given to the top three undergraduate students who also receive membership to the GTC and paid work experience. Uniquely, judging is based on the camera craft skills and recognise the work of the camera operator or director of photography. The University of Portsmouth is in the run for the institution award, and BAFP student Dennis Griscenko was nominated for an individual award thanks to his cinematography in Before Nightfall.

Undergraduates placing first, second or third in the individual awards receive a prestigious trophy, paid work experience and a year’s membership of the GTC. Recent winners worked with Director Trevor Nunn and DoP Zac Nicholson on the film Red Joan and with DoP John Lee on the Jed Mercurio hit BBC drama series, Bodyguard.

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