AUB graduate film ‘Little’ has won the Royal Television Society Student Television awards for Undergraduate Comedy and Entertainment.

The judges commented it was: “Thoroughly charming, a very well written script, funny, surprising and beautifully performed.”

The winners were announced at a ceremony, hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan, on Friday 5 June at the BFI Southbank. This year, for the first time, the nominated films will be transmitted on Sky Arts. A highlights programme from the Awards ceremony will also air on the channel at 7pm on 19 June.

Directed by BA (Hons) Film Production student, Harry Jackson, the film tells the story of a 10-year old boy called Josh. He is infectiously charismatic and very sure of himself for a little guy in a big world. In looking for a playmate, he develops a friendship with an unexpected fellow traveller, Lou, a 30-something woman whose life is also at a crossroads.

Little previously won Best Student Comedy & Entertainment at the Royal Television Society Southern Awards.

Speaking at one of the film’s earliest screenings at the BFI in London, Dominic Mayer (Editor and Film Production student) said: “It’s just a really collaborative thing. We work across the disciplines in film and we bought in costume students, make-up students and graphic designers.

It’s one of the best things and it’s something Harry [Jackson, Director] said before it [the screening] started. He said that one of the best things about making this film has been the collaborative side and getting everyone together.”

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design student Thalia Loonstein, who worked on Little, said: “It is challenging, but so rewarding at the same time because in the end you have a production with enormous collaboration between so many courses and people that pull together. At the end of the day, I get something like this [screening at the BFI] out of it, which is unforgettable.”