A young filmmaker from Norwich has been commended in the Royal Television Society (RTS) East Student Awards.

Jack Bernardin, 20, assistant editor and videographer at Eye Film, was awarded Best Editing for his Hip-Hop in Norwich film on March 1 at the ceremony at Old Divinity School at St John's College in Cambridge.

The film was commissioned by international hip-hop theatre festival, Breakin' Convention.

The film explores the hip-hop scene in Norwich and works to break the common association of the music genre with violence and crime.

Norwich Evening News: The film was made six months after filmmaker Jack learnt how to use a camera The film was made six months after filmmaker Jack learnt how to use a camera (Image: Submitted)

It also provides an intimate understanding of the relevance of hip-hop to quieter areas like East Anglia.

Mr Bernardin created the award-winning piece of cinema only six months after learning how to use a camera.

He was also nominated for Best Factual and Best Camera Work for the same film.

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Mr Bernardin said: “I was surprised to have been nominated for three RTS awards and am very proud that I was awarded Best Editing – especially given the calibre of the candidates I was up against.

"The fact I made this film about six months after learning how to use a camera is a great reminder of what is possible, even if it seems unlikely.”

The managing director of Eye Film, Charlie Gauvin, said: “We’re so proud of Jack’s achievement, being recognised by the industry at such an early stage in his filmmaking journey.

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"Nurturing talent is important to us, which is why we’re working closely with City College Norwich’s Media Learning College (MLC) to support the filmmakers of the future.”

Eye Film, the BAFTA-nominated and RTS-awarded production company that Mr Bernardin is part of, runs a proactive support scheme for City College's MLC.

The MLC was the brainchild of the founder of Eye Film, Frank Prendergast, who instigated a trial training programme for Norfolk students.