A very different set of movie makers will be gathering in Soho tonight (Wednesday 26th April) for their industry’s awards ceremony at the Rex Cinema in Soho. The stars and back room staff of 100 films showcasing University research will be gathering to find out which of their films wowed the most people around the world.

The 100 films were all produced as part of the Research-TV consortium which produce broadcast quality video news releases based on new research which are distributed to television and broadband channels worldwide via APTN’s global satellite distribution service. Over 200 broadcasters in more than 90 countries have used Research-TV stories and each story is used on average by 30 serious news networks within 24 hours of distribution. So far Research-TV has reached an estimated global audience of 250 million people.

Tonight Research-TV are holding a special awards ceremony in the Rex Cinema and bar (21 Rupert Street London W1V starting at 6pm) to mark the release of its 100th story which is Teesside’s Showdown at Red River which can be seen at:

http://www.research-tv.co.uk/stories/science/redriver/

Phil Willis MP, the Chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Science and Technology select committee has also kindly agreed to attend the event to present a special award to the best performing Research-TV story Bristol and Darlington College of Arts on Cyborgs, Etem Cells and Vision which was carried by 37 broadcasters and reached around 100 million viewers. It can be seen at:

http://www.research-tv.co.uk/stories/health/eyesight/

There will also be awards for the best performing story in terms of web hits which goes to Kings College London’s story on the “Congestion Charge reducing Congested Chests” and the best all round performing story which goes to Durham for their story on Predicting Landslides.

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