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WFTV launches The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award in Post Production



The film and TV industry still has many roles where women are underrepresented, and that is particularly stark in the area of post production.


Women in Film and Television (WFTV UK) has launched a brand new award: The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production in order to recognise outstanding work by an early career woman working in post production.

Nominations for this award are open until Sunday 22 May, 23:59, and open to female:

  • Audio assistant

  • Assistant online editor

  • Junior post producer, post production assistant and post production bookings

  • Junior post production engineer

  • Machine room (MCR) assistant - offline, online, duplication, deliverables

  • Runner

  • VFX assistant

Nominees are required to have worked in the industry for up to four years and have made a real impact on colleagues and/or clients. The award recognises someone who consistently goes above and beyond the expectations of the role and shows a genuine curiosity and passion for post production.

The winner of this award will receive a £2,000 bursary which can be used for training, professional development and equipment to further their career in post.

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 is being launched in partnership with Rapid Pictures and Radiant Post Production.


CEO of WFTV Katie Bailiff said

'We are delighted to be honouring Elouise Carden with this new post production award which recognises new talent – a subject very close to Elouise’s heart. By spotlighting women at this early stage in their career we hope to encourage more women into the post production pipeline.’

Anyone can nominate a post production rising star – there is no charge. The new award will be presented at the WFTV Summer Party.


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