The winners for the 12th annual Learning on Screen Awards were announced at a special ceremony at the BFI on London’s Southbank, on 28 April 2016. 

The awards, held by the British Universities Film & Video Council, recognise the innovative ways film and media are used to educate, with special categories highlighting productions from students at UK colleges and universities.

This year our jury debated forty-four shortlisted nominations across twelve categories, including FE Student Production, College HE Student Production, General Education Broadcast and Educational Multimedia, as well as presenting the Special Jury Award and Premier Award to two productions that really impressed.    

The big winner on the night was undoubtedly Just Some Morning Tea, directed and produced by George Summers from Truro College, which scooped both the FE Student Production Award and the Special Jury Award. The jury felt this simple but beautifully crafted animation demonstrated excellent photography, sound design, editing, music and lighting, and tipped its talented director for great things in the future.

This year's Premier Award was presented to Codename Winterhill: Bolton Storyworld, an innovative and immersive piece of digital storytelling from the University of Bolton and Bellyfeel. Delivered through smartphones, this outstanding production was unlike anything the jury have seen before.

The Chair of our Jury, Ian Wall, Director of Education at The Film Space, commented on this year's ceremony: ‘Every year we see outstanding submissions and we always wonder if the high standard can be repeated. This year certainly did not let us down, with submissions making it very difficult to settle on our eventual list of category winners. I’d like to personally congratulate all our winners and nominees, and thank them for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.’

As with previous years, the College HE Award was first presented at the Association of Colleges Higher Education Conference, which this year took place at the Russell Hotel in London in March, and we were delighted that A Portal Too Fardirected by Sean Byrne, won the category.

Director of A PORTAL TOO FAR, Sean Byrne; Sergio Angelini, BUFVC; Helen Nicholson, ERA.

Director of A Portal Too Far, Sean Byrne; Sergio Angelini, BUFVC; Helen Nicholson, ERA.

The College HE Award was supported by the Educational Recording Agency, and Chief Executive, Helen Nicholson, was present at the conference to hand over the award to Sean

The BUFVC is indebted to the organisations who support our work. Our sponsors were: Max Communications, Adobe, Watch Works Ltd, Science Photo Library and ERA.

Further details regarding the winning entries, nominations and award categories can be found on the Learning on Screen website:




Educational Multimedia Award (sponsored by Science Photo Library)


Lincoln School of Film and Media

Director: Philip Stevens


Courseware and Curriculum In-House Production Award


University of Strathclyde

Directors: Robina Nicholson, Martin Laycock


Courseware and Curriculum Broadcast Award


Libra Television / David & Goliath

Director: David Barnes


Courseware and Curriculum Non-Broadcast Award


University of Nottingham

Director: Alec Millward


General In-House Production Award


University of Leicester

Director: Hayley Evans


General Education Broadcast Award


The Open University / Channel 4 / Two Four

Series Director: Pamela Gordon


General Education Non-Broadcast Award


University of Leicester

Director: Carl Vivian


Student Production Further Education Award


Truro College

Director: George Summers


Student Production College HE Award (sponsored by ERA)


Heart of Worcestershire College

Director: Sean Byrne


Student Production Undergraduate Award


University for the Creative Arts

Director: Nathan Glendinning


Student Production Postgraduate Award


Edinburgh College of Art

Director: Veronika Koubova


Student Production Documentary Award (sponsored by ERA)


Goldsmiths University of London

Director: Alexandra Gaulupeau


Special Jury Award


Truro College

Director: George Summers


Premier Award


University of Bolton / Bellyfeel

Series Producer: Krishna Stott

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