Film Awards and Prizes

Our films have won more than 20 awards and prizes in the UK and overseas since the year 2000. This page lists some examples.

Mr Kirby’s Story, the dramatised story of a patient’s experience in hospital, won an Bronze Award in the USA in 2009 from HeSCA, the Health and Science Communications Associaton.

Making and Running an Agarose Gel, produced for GENIE, won a Gold Award at the HeSCA Media Festival in 2008. You can see the film here on the GENIE resources website.

Using a Micropipette, produced for GENIE, won a Gold Award and the Holly Harrington-Lux Design Award from HeSCA in Canada in 2007. You can see the film here on the GENIE resources website.

Hands Free and Hands On promotes outreach work in teaching Chemistry and won a Silver Award at the 2007 HeSCA Media Festival in Canada. It can be seen on the Royal Society of Chemistry website here.

Patient Safety - Mildred’s Story is used in teaching students in health and social care. The film was a Finalist in the European MEDEA Awards in 2008. You can watch an interview with the film’s director, Jon Shears, on the MEDEA website. The film won a Gold Award and Best of Show at the 2006 HeSCA Media Festival in the USA.

Making a Crisis Out of a Drama, a film we made for our undergraduate teaching, won the Formal Education Award in the Learning On Screen awards organised by the BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) in 2005. The film can be watched here on the University of Leicester YouTube channel.

Speaking For the Dead, a documentary about the work of a forensic pathologist won the 2004 Learning On Screen Wellcome Trust Award.

Leicester Royal Infirmary Prematurity Prevention Clinic won the Learning On Screen Training Award in 2002.

Understanding Domestic Abuse, was produced for the Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston Domestic Violence Forum and won the 2002 Learning on Screen Premier Award.

In 2001 we won the Best Camerawork Award from the Society for Screen-Based Learning.

Jon Shears and Carl Vivian were awarded University of Leicester Teaching Fellowships for their internationally recognised expertise in creating educational films and other teaching materials, and for designing and teaching film production modules.

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