Bill Vinten GTC University Awards 2023


Eligibility and Rules

  1. A single portfolio from a single faculty, college or university located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A University means any educational establishment.

  2. Each portfolio must contain three complete films.

  3. Each film in the portfolio must be of a different TV genre such as: Sports, Sitcom, Documentary, Soap, Travel, Holiday, Kids, Drama, Makeover, Current Affairs, Cookery, Reality TV, Talk Show, Shopping, Game Show, Music, Gardening, Lifestyle, DIY, Charity, Pets, Wildlife, Animation (excluding computer generated).

  4. Each film in the portfolio to have been shot during the period that the entrant was an undergraduate at the entering faculty, college or university.

  5. Each film in the portfolio must include a specific camera credit, who must be, or have been, a final year undergraduate at the entering faculty, college or university during the period July 2022 to May 2023. Only one entry per film for DoP, Lighting Camera, Operator etc. The judges will take into consideration the type of credit in relation to industry-wide standards.

  6. Final year means the final year of a graduate course at the entering faculty, college or university. Postgraduate courses of any form are not eligible.

  7. Each film should have information about the student and details of the camera(s) used. Full contact details should also be included for each student.

  8. No more than one film from each student.

  9. Individual entrants will be judged on three criteria: camerawork; camerawork that enhances content; and content.

  10. The winning student and runners-up will receive work experience, paid with expenses, and 1 year's Associate Membership of the GTC.

  11. The faculty, college or university whose portfolio accumulates the highest score total will be awarded the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy.

  12. No single film and no individual entries will be accepted.

  13. Portfolio entries that do not fully meet the eligibility rules are allowed but the scoring system may, at the organisers' discretion, reflect errors, omissions and/or non-compliance.

  14. Film Freeway guarantees the film's rights and will not allow commercial exploitation. However, the GTC obviously needs the right to view and show the film. By making a submission through this website, the GTC is authorised to screen the film (or an extract) at the award event and on the GTC website. If any special permissions are required, it is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure they are in place.


Closing date for entries is 27 August 2023.
These 2023 Eligibility & Rules are subject to possible changes.

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