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WFTV celebrates the Elouise Carden Rising Star Award in Post Production 2023

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Women in Film and Television (UK) presented the Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production in partnership with Viacom International Studios, at the WFTV Summer Party at Picturehouse Central, Soho; in partnership with Formosa Group on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

The Award, which recognises outstanding work by an early career woman working in post production, was presented to Daniela Rotaru, a Junior Colourist at Glassworks. As the winner of this award, Daniela will receive a £2,000 bursary which can be used for training, professional development and equipment to further her career in post production.

Daniela’s journey at Glassworks began as a runner, and she quickly became a colour assistant. After just two years of training, Daniela earned her place as a fully established Junior Colourist with her own grading suite. Known for her collaborative approach and attention to subtle detail, Daniela has developed her own unique style.

WFTV was delighted to bring back this award for the second year running, as the film and TV industry still has many roles where women are underrepresented, and that is particularly stark in post production.

Elouise Carden, who sadly passed away in 2020, was the joint Managing Director and Co-Owner of both Rapid Pictures and Radiant Post Production. Elouise was passionate about nurturing new talent in our industry, and in particular women working in post production. This award is in honour of Elouise and will continue the work she started.

WFTV CEO Katie Bailiff said,

"It’s a great pleasure to be able to shine a spotlight on an area of the industry where women remain unrepresented. This award recognises and celebrates the new generation of women who are coming up through the post production pipeline – Daniela, a junior colourist, is a true rising star and we’re delighted she’s this year’s winner."

Formosa Group, UK MD, Helen Alexander said,

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with WFTV and support their Summer Party for 2023. A huge congratulations to all the nominees and winner of the Elouise Carden Rising Star Award in Post Production, Daniela Rotaru. It’s great to see such amazing talent being recognised as the future stars of our industry.’

WFTV CEO Katie Bailiff with Winner Daniela R

About WFTV

Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 12,000 women. Members of our organisation come from a broad range of professions spanning the entire film and television industry.

We host a variety of online and in person events throughout the year, present a prestigious awards ceremony every December and run a four nations mid-career mentoring programme for women. We also collaborate with industry bodies on research projects, run bursary initiatives and lobby for women’s interests.

As part of WFTV (UK)’s commitment to building and developing international relationships, WFTV (UK) also hosts an annual reception at the Cannes Film Festival for members across the world.

About Viacom International Studios

VIS UK is a BAFTA winning producer of over 1,100 hours of high quality non-scripted TV. VIS UK has produced a wide range, mainly in the genres of factual, comedy, entertainment, and reality from their offices in Camden and Manchester.

About Formosa Group part of Streamland Media

Formosa Group is widely recognised as the leading force in post production audio.

Formosa Group engages with filmmakers and content creators to tell stories through sound. Formosa's innovative and imaginative approach has contributed to the success of a long list of projects and they are proud to have received numerous accolades and awards for their work in feature film, television, interactive and commercials.


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