Diogo Guerner caused rather a stir recently among the press at my university after winning the prize for best fiction in the Yorkshire Region for his film Snapshot at the 2013 Royal Television Society Awards.
Diogo is now a third year student on the BSc in Film and Television Production course at the University of York and directed his winning film in his second year. The judges said Snapshot stood out because of the way “a simple story was so effectively told with assurance and real skill, with the quality of the script matched by the quality of the camera work”. They also commented on the great use of special effects and overall high standard of direction.
When asked, Diogo said: “It was a great honour to receive the prize for best fiction film at the RTS Yorkshire Television awards. I’m really proud and excited to have Snapshot representing Yorkshire but also the University of York at the RTS national competition.”
He also wanted to thank everyone involved in the project and thanked his department and fellow students for their hard work and commitment to the cause.
The head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at York, Andrew Higson, commented on his pride in his student. The aims of the course are to create world-class film-makers of every kind, and he commented that he was happy his students were rising to the challenge.
To check out Diogo’s other work, check him out on Vimeo. http://vimeo.com/user4403019