Winners Stories

Our 2023 Winners and Nominees.

The Learning on Screen Awards showcase the best educational film and television and provide a vital platform for generations of upcoming student filmmakers.

On May 4th, 2023, we successfully celebrated our 19th Annual Learning on Screen Awards! It was a joyous occasion as we returned to the iconic BFI Southbank, after two years of hosting the awards online, creating a memorable experience for all involved.

The Awards showcased the exceptional talent and creativity of the nominees, as their remarkable works were proudly displayed on the big screen. Witnessing these remarkable productions in such a prestigious venue added a sense of grandeur to the event and allowed the audience to fully appreciate the depth and quality of the nominated films.

We were honoured to have the distinguished presence of Robin Ince, an award-winning comedian, writer, and broadcaster, who graced the occasion as our esteemed guest speaker. His captivating speech was a highlight of the evening, offering insights, inspiration, and a touch of humour to the event.

Relive the magic and excitement of our 2023 Awards and take a look at the gallery of memorable moments that captures some of the behind-the-scenes magic of the event.

Our friends at Showtime Photo Booth brought along a Retro Photo Booth to the awards to capture lasting memories of the night and all of the photos can be viewed in the gallery.

Take a look at our 2023 Awards Gallery

By sharing these highlights, we celebrate the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers and honour their invaluable contributions to the field of educational film and television. This showcase of talent serves as an inspiration to others in the industry and highlights the transformative power of visual media in education.

We’re excited to reveal the full list of nominees and the winners for each of 2023 Award Categories. Read more about them and the judges remarks below.

Winners Stories

Throughout the years, Learning on Screen Awards has seen some amazing films showcased. Here are some honourable mentions of two of our student winners who have gone on to work in the film industry.

Lewis Arnold, 2008 winner of the Student Production Award, now multi-award-winning director of Broadchurch and Humans. “Winning our Learning on Screen Award in 2008 was just the confidence boost Tom (producer) and myself needed, as it came at time when I had left university and was struggling to seek employment opportunities. It no doubt helped us in securing our first short film grant with the UKFC and set us on our way to a career in the film and television industry.”

David Winstone, 2012 winner of the Student Production Undergraduate & FE Award went on to win a Student Oscar and now directs BAFTA nominated River City for the BBC. “I first met Jon Wardle (director of The National Film and Television School) at the Learning on Screen Awards. He saw my film For Elsie, which won the award for best Undergraduate film. After that meeting I was offered a scholarship to attend the NFTS, which has led to my current work in television on shows River City and Hard Sun.”

All Our Past Winners

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