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Student films win top prizes.

ROYAL Television Society awards have been won by films created by two Teesside University graduates. School of Computing graduate, Domareen Fox, and School of Arts and Media graduate Jing Zhao won at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards 2016.

Domareen's film Dresslocked won the Undergraduate Animation award. Described by the judges as a film which "successfully deals with the issue of body dysmorphia in a visually interesting and rewarding way", this 2D animated film explores body dysmorphic disorder through the struggle of a young woman who can't decide what to wear.

Jing's film Eat, then Wait for the Night, won the Undergraduate Factual award and was described by judges as "an accomplished piece of filmmaking that stays with you" with "brilliant casting".

Speaking when both films made the national finals, Jill Morgan, dean of the school of arts and media, said: "The films the students produced here at Teesside University are exceptional and deserve to be recognised alongside the best student work in the country."

Dr Simon Stobart, dean of the school of computing, added: "Domareen's work was of the highest quality when she was here at Teesside and it is no surprise to see her doing so well."

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 6, 2016
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