The Learning on Screen Awards from the British Universities Film and Video Council celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research. At the BUFVC annual awards ceremony on 18 April 2013 Warwick picked up the Education In-house Production Award for its Celebrating Dickens documentary.
The University was also shortlisted for the General Education Non Broadcast Award at the event held at the BFI Southbank, London.
Celebrating Dickens was produced by Emily Little and Jonothon Lees in the Creative Digital Communications team on the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth in 2012. The documentary was supported by the Dickens family, academics, students, honorary graduates and world-renowned Dickens experts, and explores the author’s life, works and legacy.
Emily Little, Creative Digital Communications Manager and Executive Producer of Celebrating Dickens, said:
We are really thrilled to have won the award. It reflects our aim to show Warwick's expertise and excellent research into the life and work of Charles Dickens through the medium of a broadcast quality video documentary. It was very much a team effort between the Press team, CDC and of course our lead academic Professor Jon Mee. It's nice to be rewarded for all our many months of hard work and we hope that it will be a useful tool for students and academics for many years to come."
The Awards website describes the documentary:
Celebrating Dickens is filmed at relevant locations and provides an audio-visual feast of research, artwork, publications and passages from the novels.”
About the Learning on Screen Awards
The Awards are open to broadcast, non-broadcast and multimedia entries, from broadcasters, production companies, education providers and museum personnel and anyone else producing educational media (broadcast, non-broadcast & multimedia). Postgraduate, undergraduate and further education students can also enter via the Student Production Award.