The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are hosting this years Guild of Television Camera Professionals – Bill Vinten University Awards, an honour that was awarded to the University of Portsmouth in 2016.
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals (GTC), 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.
In October 2016, the University of Portsmouth won the prestigious Bill Vinten University Award – celebrating excellence in the teaching of cinematography & television camera craft to undergraduate students.
As the winner of the trophy, the University of Portsmouth are given the honour to host the awards ceremony for 2017, which will take place on the 19th of October 2017, from 6pm, until approximately 9pm.
Refreshments for staff and VIP guests will be available in the Eldon Foyer at 6pm, before the awards ceremony begins at 7pm. The evening will include a keynote speech by wildlife camera professional, Graham Hatherly.
The University of Portsmouth are shortlisted for the main Bill Vinten Award again this year, and so it would be great to see a strong representation from CCI staff and students.
Two students from Film Production (BAFP) students are nominated for individual awards, Matt Lewis for Graduate Film A Place For Everything, and John Feuell for his Graduate film Adrift.
The awards are usually attended by representatives from the other shortlisted Universities, industry professionals (filmmakers, cinematographers, camera professionals etc), GTC members, students and staff. A great opportunity to network with other TV/Film professionals and colleagues across the sector.