Television Broadcasting

2017 RTVT Short Films Screening and Awards Ceremony


 

Who doesn’t love a good award show? There’s a certain energy that surrounds them and that energy was in no shortage for the 2017 RTVT Short Films Screening and Awards Ceremony on April 13, 2017 at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre.

The students from Seneca College’s Television Broadcasting program had either spent the day preparing for the event or on a field trip visiting film equipment rental houses like SIM Digital and William F. White International. Either way, they had built up quite a bit of excitement. Of course, that could also be due to the fact that they had been working on these films since second semester and all of their hard work was finally about to be recognized in front of their peers, profs, family, and friends.

 

 

After some light refreshments, the show began. Program coordinator Ted Ambrose opened the show by introducing the hosts for the night, RTVT students Aaron Sandhu and Maria Chapovalova. Although talented filmmakers, they were also natural hosts. Maybe they’ll take on the Emmy’s next? Not a bad side gig to help fund their projects…

Anyways, back to the show! As each film premiered the introductions got funnier and the crowd got more hyped up. The profs and parents were obviously proud to be there, but the students were having the time of their lives. Laughing and cheering as each other made cameos in different films- a fan favourite being ‘spot the Carlos’, who made appearances in several of the films. The energy from the students was contagious. This was their night and their stories being told, it was the start of their career and the end of an era at Seneca where they had all become quite close with each other. It felt like one big family in that theatre.

 

Once all the films had premiered, Ted Ambrose took to the stage again to give out the prestigious awards. Joined by Glenn Heshka for a couple, they recognized the outstanding work achieved by their students. Acceptance speeches are usually the best part of any award show and this was no exception. A happy mix of shock, gratitude, and excitement beamed from each winner as they took to the stage. Now they get to put the phrase ‘Award Winning film’ in front of their film title when they share it! That little bit of encouragement could go a long way for students about to navigate their way through the film industry.

 

 

Sometimes half the battle of making films is just taking an idea and actually bringing it to life. Growing that small seed of a story into something for others to enjoy. And then it’s overcoming all the little (or sometimes big) hiccups that always pop up along the way. It’s hard work and it takes dedication. All of our 4th semester RTVT students should be immensely proud of their accomplishments. Next stop, Oscars?

 

RTVT 2017 Award Winners

Best Computer Graphics
COURTYARD
Anthony Ameyaw, Brian Glazer, Danil Nikolaev & N’Adom Paintsil

Best Screenplay
EMMA
Daeun Song, Ziaulhaq Sultani, Satomi Watanabe & James Gordhino

Best Cinematography
CONVENIENCE
Maria Chapovalova, Joshua Koopstra, Jamielyn Mariano, Natalie Ng & Aaron Sandhu

Best Post Video
EMMA
Daeun Song, Ziaulhaq Sultani, Satomi Watanabe & James Gordhino

Best Sound
CONVENIENCE
Maria Chapovalova, Joshua Koopstra, Jamielyn Mariano, Natalie Ng & Aaron Sandhu

Best Documentary Production
TO THE TOP
Cameron Beatty, Jorge Alberto Hernandez Cortes, Natalina Puopolo, Anton Wong

Best Overall Production
CONVENIENCE
Maria Chapovalova, Joshua Koopstra, Jamielyn Mariano, Natalie Ng & Aaron Sandhu