BA (Hons) Film Production graduate Dennis Griscenko has won a prize for his cinematography in his graduate film Before Nightfall.

Dennis picked up the Runner-Up 2nd Place trophy during the Bill Vinten GTC University Awardso on 29 October 2019, hosted by the University of Portsmouth. 

Throughout the day, Eldon Building was home to the GTC Academy Day where five camera professionals had guest lectures, providing students from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries with excellent insights from the Film & Television industry, including wildlife, documentary, live TV and feature films. In the evening, the ceremony for the Bill Vinten Awards was introduced by Professor Trevor Keeble, CCI Faculty Dean, and then presented by GTC (Guild of Television Camera Professionals) President John Henshall.

The GTC representatives scored Dennis' project 0.3 points behind the overall winner. As well as a trophy, Dennis also receives a full GTC membership, and mentorship and work experience as a camera trainee with acclaimed Director of Photography Martin Hawkins, who's shot notable TV sitcoms and dramas including Ricky Gervais’ Extras, Derek and most recently After Life.

The First Place trophy went to Mylinh To from Bournemouth University, for her camerawork on an episode called Firing Line – The Coward, while Boryana Dzhivdzhanova from the University of Chichester won Third Place for Relevé. The GTC also awarded the Bill Vinten University Trophy to Bath Spa University, for the overall highest-scoring portfolio.

Watch Dennis Griscenko's interview at the GTC Awards Ceremony

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