The Angelus Awards Student Film Festival announced the winners of its 8th annual student film competition, which features a $10,000 grand prize and over $13,000 in cash and industry prizes. Winning films will screen at the awards ceremony to be held October 25 at the Directors Guild of America, Hollywood, 5:30 p.m.
Twenty-one college and graduate level film students were selected as finalists from a record 472 entries worldwide. The cash prizes include the prestigious $10,000 Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking, which is one of the highest cash prizes for student filmmaking. Begun in 1996, the Angelus Awards has been conducted by Family Theater Productions in Hollywood for the past eight years.
This year’s Angelus Award winners are:
Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award ($10,000): “American Made,” Marcus Cano and Sharat Raju (American Film Institute)
Priddy Bros. Productions Triumph Award ($5,000): “Sophie,” Helen Lee (University of Texas at Austin)
Fujifilm Audience Impact Award ($2,800): Little Red Plane, Wira Winata and Joey Jones (Art Center College of Design)
Mole-Richardson Production Design Award ($2,500): “Shui Hen,” Maximilian Jezo-Parovsky (American Film Institute)
Outstanding Non-fiction Award, sponsored by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals ($1,500): “Sid Vision,” John Jack, Donna Pazdera and Todd Southern (University of Florida)
Outstanding Animation Award ($1,500): “Snout,” Tilmann Vogt (University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Honorable Mention winners, (2:30 p.m. screening, Directors Guild), are:
Documentary: “A Thousand Words,” Melba L. Williams (Stanford University)
Audience Impact: “Maree,” James Pellerito (Columbia University)
Production Design: The Anniversary, Ham Tran (UCLA)
Special Recognition: “Still Waters,” Cinque Northern (New York University)
For more info, visit the Angelus Awards website.
Posted on October 23, 2003 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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