Many congratulations to Toby Ashworth, a doctoral student in Film and Screen Studies at Cambridge, who has won an award from the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) for the best published essay by a doctoral student in 2023.

Toby’s prize-winning essay, ‘Tectonic Memories: Film, Geology and Archives in Diana Vidrașcu’s Volcano: What Does a Lake Dream? (2019)’, explores ‘the recording by documentary film of the imperceptible longue-durée of tectonic processes alongside the radical eventhood of volcanic eruption.’

The article, published in Studies in World Cinema, can be found here.

There are further details about Toby’s research on his Cambridge profile page.

Toby received his award alongside other colleagues and students with links to Cambridge Film and Screen: Kirsty Sinclair Dootson (who won the award for ‘best first monograph’), Julie Jaresova (runner-up for ‘best essay by an undergraduate or Masters student’), and Laurence Kent (honourable mention for ‘best journal article’).

The list of awards can be found here:

Many congratulations to all!

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