About the Award
The film and TV industry still has many roles where women are underrepresented, and that is particularly stark in post production. We are delighted to bring back this WFTV award which spotlights new female talent in post production. The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production is an award which recognises outstanding work by an early career woman working in post production.
Nominees are required to have worked in the industry for up to five 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 eligible roles for the award are:
Junior Audio Assistant
Junior Facilities Assistant
Junior Online Editor / Colourist
Junior Post Producer
Junior Technician / Machine Room Assistant
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. The nominations are considered by an industry jury, who will decide the winner and this was announced at the WFTV Summer Party in July 2023.
about ELOUISE CARDEN
Elouise Carden was the co-owner and joint managing director of Rapid Pictures and Radiant Post Production.
After leaving University, Ellie joined EMap and then became Account Manager at Broadcast Magazine, where she fell in love with the people and realised the TV industry was exactly where she wanted to be.
Ellie joined Rapid Pictures as Marketing & Sales Manager in 2005. She quickly moved up the ranks and became the General Manager. In 2014 after the founding members took a step back, Elouise took over as Joint Managing Director and co-owner, along with her friend and business partner Ben Plumb. Since then, they have been key in the growth and success of the facility.
In September 2017, the duo further expanded and took over the space of a former post production company in Shepherds Bush to create Radiant Post Production, a sister company to Rapid Pictures. Ellie was largely responsible for the Sales & Marketing activities, as well as the HR at both companies. Both companies remain and operate successfully together. Ellie developed a rare and aggressive form of adrenal cancer in 2018. Despite the cancer spreading rapidly, Ellie continued work during her treatment for as long as she could but sadly passed away in May 2020 at the age of 39.
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.
highlights from 2023
The Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production was awarded to
Daniela Rotaru, Junior Colourist at Glassworks VFX in 2023.
highlights from 2022
The inaugural Elouise Carden Rising Star Award for Post Production was awarded to
Hollie Griffin, Edit Assistant at Viacom International Studios in 2022.
WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION PRESENTS THIS AWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIACOM INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS.
VIS UK is a BAFTA winning producer of over 1,100 hours of high quality non-scripted TV. VIS has produced a wide range of shows, mainly in the genres of factual, comedy, entertainment and reality from their offices in Camden and Manchester.