Learning on Screen Awards 2016

Entries open for the UK’s only celebration of media production in learning, teaching and research

By Alex Morris, from the British Universities Film & Video Council 

Have you developed an app to help educate your students; made a film that supports your university curriculum, your research or perhaps your institution as a whole; or are you a student who’s made a feature film, documentary or short film? If so, then why not enter your work to the Learning on Screen Awards?

Now in its 12th year, the Learning on Screen Awards is the UK’s only celebration of media production in learning, teaching and research. Held by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), the awards recognise the groundbreaking ways organisations use film and media to educate, with special categories highlighting the work of students at UK education institutions.  

Last year we awarded our Special Jury Award to The Harms of Hate, a project from the Criminology Department at Leicester University which explores the effects of hate crimes in the local area. Our Student Production Documentary Award winner, Black Sheep, went on to scoop Best First Film at the Documentary Tirana International Festival and received a special jury mention at the Moscow International Documentary Festival. 

It’s turned out to be hugely inspiring to me to see how much great screen talent is being successfully nurtured in our universities and colleges all over the country’

Journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed hosted the ceremony at the BFI Southbank, commenting: ”I was fascinated by the creative range and technical skill on display at the awards. It’s turned out to be hugely inspiring to me to see how much great screen talent is being successfully nurtured in our universities and colleges all over the country.”

We received over 150 entries in 2015 and once again we’re on the lookout for the very best in educational film and media. So if you’re creating innovative educational content for your lectures or you’re a student with an interesting story to tell, we want to hear from you!

Entries are open online at bufvc.ac.uk/learningonscreen until 1 December 2015.

For more information contact alex@bufvc.ac.uk

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