Confetti students triumph at Young Creative Awards

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Young Creative Awards
Credit: Ralph Barklam

On Tuesday 21 May, our students won and were highly commended for awards in the Film, Animation & Digital Media, Creative Writing and Music categories at the Nottingham Young Creative Awards at Nottingham Playhouse.

Each year the Young Creative Awards are celebrated with an inspirational awards night, buzzing with the passion, talent and imagination of young people. It proved once again to be a great opportunity for young creatives to showcase their work, and to meet other creative people and businesses from the city.

Students across the board were highly commended, with Reece Jeffery – a Level 3 Film and TV student at Confetti – picking up a win in the 19 – 24 yrs old film category sponsored by Skeleton productions and Broadway cinema. The judges loved the use of glitch and collage aesthetics in Reece’s wholly original music video for Slacs Bianci, saying – “It’s daring and edgy, and the use of the fisheye lens works brilliantly with the lyrics of the song, taking the viewer on a visual stimulating journey.”

Alison Whitlock, Head of Talent Development at Confetti, spoke about the awards ceremony:

“The YCA exhibition and watching the awards ceremony itself serves to reinforce that Nottingham has a huge range of gifted, creative young talent.  It’s a privilege to be part of the judging process for the Young Creative Awards.  The standard of entries to the digital and animation category was exceptionally high this year, and choosing winners was very difficult.  Huge congratulations to all the Confetti winners and nominees – the breadth of nominations from Confetti students demonstrates Confetti is a hotbed of creative talent in the making.  Best of luck in your creative careers.”

The full list of Confetti winners and highly commended:


19-24 Winner

Reece Jeffrey

Level 3 TV and Film


Animation & Digital Media 

16 – 18 Highly Commended

Mansour Mistiri

Level 3 Games Technology


19 – 24 Highly Commended

Kane Chettle

BSc Visual Effects Production Technology



16 – 18 Highly Commended

Daniel Rowley

Level 2 Music


19-24 Highly Commended

Bria Buxton

BA/FdA Music Performance


Creative Writing

16-18 Highly Commended

Emily Damyan

Level 3 TV and Film

Young Creative Awards
Credit: Ralph Barklam

We’d like to not only congratulate our award winners and highly commended, but also all Confetti students who submitted work in the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

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