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Performing arts students win Best Film and Best Female Lead in red carpet event

Performing arts students have won the Best Film award for a BBC connected Wales-wide production project where they also scooped the award for the best female lead at the red-carpet awards ceremony in Cardiff.

Their film, Miss Caradog is a Serial Killer, is available to watch on iPlayer and being involved with the project has earned each of the students a BBC broadcast credit.

Nia Lewis took the award for best female lead, playing Llio, the aspiring detective and students Vincent Howells and Ben Jones were also nominated for Best Supporting Actor awards.

Coleg Sir Gâr works with It’s My Shout, a specialist organisation that finds and develops new talent for the film industry in partnership with its broadcast partners, BBC and S4C. 

This year’s red carpet event also celebrated 20 years of It’s My Shout. 

It’s My Shout hosts an annual awards ceremony which premieres all the films and students involved in the filmmaking project and recognises the work of individual and group performances.

The project began with It’s My Shout delivering workshops and holding auditions at the college in preparation for the film.

All level two and level three UAL performing arts students worked in front of the camera, and creative media, music production and hair and beauty students shadowed industry professionals in the crew. They worked alongside Pobl Y Cwm actress Donna Edwards and Welsh variety star Johnny Tudor.

 

Kim Nicholas, head of creative industries and sport at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “This was such a fantastic opportunity for our students to work alongside industry professionals not only in a performance category, but in other roles such as runners, filming assistants, editing, composing, prop and set design and all the other related disciplines in film production. I am very proud of all the students and staff who were involved.”