General Education - Video and Broadcast
WINNER: TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY
Director/ Producer: Peter Sommer
The award went to TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY, a beautifully made documentary series that follows five historians and archaeologists over a twelve-month immersion in 17th century farming life. The judges felt this was a fascinating twist to a familiar theme by putting experts into the role of peasants and farmers working the English countryside. https://www.petersommer.com/tv/tales-green-valley
General Education - Interactive Category
The judges were unanimous about the winner. Everyone had a good word to say about FOUR-DOCS, an inspiring resource which is packed with tutorials for aspiring documentary film-makers and full of interesting shorts for film enthusiasts. The site was completed in September 2005 by producers/directors Antony Lilley and Patrick Halen for Magic Lantern Productions and was published by Channel 4. It is intended for documentary makers and film enthusiasts and provides a complete online film school with interactive tutorials.
Curriculum Related Content - Video and Broadcast
WINNER: HARDEEP DOES...RACE
The judges felt that the HARDEEP DOES... RACE addressed a serious subject with a light touch and it would go down very well in the classroom. In this 24-minute television documentary, Hardeep Singh Kholi tackles race in his own inimitable style. Produced and directed by Corinna Faith for Tiger Aspect Productions, first shown on Channel 4 on 19 September 2005.
Curriculum Related Content - Interactive Category
WINNER: ANALYSING MEDIA TEXTS and ESPRESSO EDUCATION PRIMARY WINNER: ESPRESSO EDUCATION PRIMARY
There were two winners of this award: ANALYSING MEDIA TEXTS and ESPRESSO EDUCATION PRIMARY. ANALYSING MEDIA TEXTS is a structured collection of learning materials on DVD-ROM with an emphasis on rigorous active learning, designed to teach media textual analysis to second level undergraduates. It forms part 2 of the Open University’s undergraduate course, ‘Understanding Media’. It was created to tackle the challenge of providing its distance-learning students with opportunities to practise and develop real world analytical skills.
The second award went to ESPRESSO EDUCATION PRIMARY, a very rich resource which has proved its popularity and effectiveness in schools. The judges felt that this huge library of innovative digital resources enhances teaching and learning in the classroom and provides for a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Espresso Primary targets both pupils and teachers in UK primary schools. .
WINNER: THE NEW BLACK
The standard of entries was very high and contained many outstanding and original productions.
In the end the award went to THE NEW BLACK, an engaging 4-minute film with a humorous take on the subject of identity created by Daniel Roberts of Goldsmith’s College. The judges were impressed by the simple and effective message and the high standard of execution.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
WINNER: TEACHERS TV
The Special Jury Prize is given at the discretion of the judging panels and goes to a production or organisation deserving of recognition for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. The judges were unanimous in deciding that one of the biggest recent innovations in educational broadcasting should be recognised for it courageous investment in media where few others are carrying a flag for educational broadcasting and media production of such high quality. This year the Special Jury Prize went to TEACHERS TV, an innovative television channel and website which enables teachers and schools to learn by sharing practical ideas and information. Hundreds of hours of programming on topics across the whole of the National Curriculum are available to record, download or stream, and watch online for free.
The final award of the evening was the Premier Award which is awarded to an outstanding production which most effectively meets its learning objectives. The award went to Magic Lantern and Channel Four for FourDocs. Lots of organisations endeavour to deliver high quality moving image content over the web but this site has succeeded in aggregating some of the highest quality documentary film assets which are necessary viewing for all those interested in the field. It also offers tools and information of the highest standard that are not only valuable for general education but also for those seriously engaged in study. It’s a place that will serve the interest of schools, universities and the general viewer all at once.