British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

General In-House Production Award

Faith in Medication

University of Leicester

Synopsis: Many prescription medications contain ingredients that can conflict with the belief systems and dietary requirements of people from certain faiths. Faith leaders from Leicester discuss how and why this can have an impact on a patient’s health and wellbeing.

Jury Comments: This fascinating production brings together faith leaders from Leicester to discuss the oftenconflicting relationship between ingredients found in some prescription medications and the belief systems of people from certain faiths. Judges praised the production for shining a light on a massively important subject and for its succinct, clear format.


Gender and Fairtrade: The Stories of Women Cocoa Farmers in Ghana

University of Bath

Synopsis: The film explores the role of women in Fairtrade organisations, and the obstacles they face in participating in Fairtrade value chains. Focusing on cocoa production in Ghana, the film employs participatory video to undertake a nuanced analysis of the Fairtrade network, investigating where the benefits flow within its structures, who they reach, and whether this has gendered impacts on addressing poverty and powerlessness.

Jury Comments: This beautifully shot film explores the role of women in Fairtrade organisations. Focusing on cocoa production in Ghana, the film employs participatory video to analyse the Fairtrade network. Judges praised the filming method for supporting the women in articulating their own stories.


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Inspiring Collections: Stories from UAL Libraries

University of the Arts, London

Synopsis: This innovative video explores the ways that students use library and archive collections, in order to both inform and inspire other students. It highlights the range of inspiring resources in the art and design library, and the ways they are used in personal, professional and creative development.

Jury Comments: Judges engaged with the presenter and liked how the film was used to surface stories that would otherwise be hidden away on library shelves.


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Students Bring Solar Power to Refugees

University of Edinburgh

Synopsis: Two Edinburgh students are using their technical skills to provide a lifeline for refugees. The environmental sciences undergraduates have created solar-powered mobile phone charging units for refugees living in camps in Greece. In this short film we hear about the challenges facing those who live in the camps and the benefits of Alex and Sam’s project.

Jury Comments: The film showcases a student-driven project that brings solar-powered mobile phone charging to refugees in Greece. The judges praised the comprehensive coverage of the emotive subject matter and described the film as compelling and well shot.