Worcester Graduate Wins Award from Royal Television Society.

UW Levi Lajtai RTS

Levi Lajtai, who studied Game Art and Animation won the award for Craft Editing for his short film, titled ‘Scratch’, at the RTS Midlands Student Awards last month.

Scratch was inspired by an experience Levi had when he was back home in Hungary.

He said: “I went back home, and my mother had recently moved to the countryside. I had a new room to settle into, and there were maybugs scurrying around through the brickwork around my room and I could hear them every single night, scratching through the concrete.”

He continued: “I wanted to share that experience in the film, so it starts off quiet, like the dead of night, and then the bugs come in and it’s overwhelming.”

Levi has already been getting lots of positive feedback from people who’ve seen Scratch. He said: “People have been finding it amazing, they love the moments in the film when it makes you jump.”

The RTS Midlands Student Awards recognise emerging talent from universities across the region. Despite being nominated for two awards on the night, Levi confessed that he wasn’t expecting to win either.

Describing the moment he was announced as the winner, he said: “It was a moment of disbelief in my mind, there was a split second of complete silence, and then my friends were screaming as they realised, I’d won!”

Levi, who graduated in 2023, is now looking to the future and a career in the world of animation, film, and television.

“The support from the University was there 100%,” said Levi. “My tutor pushed me to send the work into the RTS.”

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