We were delighted to attend the awards ceremony for the Royal Television Society Awards 2017 for the Midlands last week where our documentary 'JA40: The Junction Arts Story' was nominated for Factual Programme of the Year. It was wonderful to be nominated in such a competitive category and we proud to have our short film standing alongside programmes developed for each of the main terrestrial broadcasters. Tough competition to be sure! The award was won by the Richard Ayoade fronted 'Travel Man: 48 hours in...' by North One Television for the third year in a row and we send our congratulations to their team. The Baird Medal, awarded to an individual from the Midlands with contributions of significance both nationally and internationally, were given this year to Bodies and Line of Duty creator, Jed Mercurio and actor and comedian, Neil Morrissey.
On a personal note we would also like to congratulate our friends at Vermillion Films for their well deserved win in the Best Promotional Programme category for their stylish and impactful film 'Holy Ground' for Javelin Block.
A recap of the evening's winners can be found here courtesy of Film Birmingham and a list of nominees for this year's awards can be found on the RTS Midlands website here. Our thanks go to the RTS for recognising our work on the film this year and thanks also go out to our partners on the film, without whom none of this would have been possible; Junction Arts, Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council. The film will next receive a screening at the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock on Thursday 29th March 2018.