Submissions are being accepted through July 1 for the fifth annual Angelus Awards Student Film Festival, a college and grad school student film competition showcasing pics that creatively and compassionately explore the complexity of the human condition.
Winning entries will be screened and awards presented at the Directors Guild of America on Nov. 11. The Angelus Awards have become a launching ground for talent: Barbara Schock’s live-action short “My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York” won at last year’s Angelus Awards and just picked up an Oscar for best live-action short; Tony Bui took home Angelus honors in 1996 for his short “Yellow Lotus” and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year for “Three Seasons,” which also garnered an Oscar nom this year.
Films in competition come from all genres but may be no longer than 90 minutes. This year’s entries must have been completed after June 1998, and while the filmmaker was an undergraduate or graduate student.
For the first time, international entries are being accepted, with the provision that they are in English, subtitled in English or dubbed into English. Entries com-pete for five cash prizes and gift certificates.
Family Theater Prods. is the primary sponsor of the event. FTP has produced hundreds of family-oriented radio and television programs during its 53-year history, and George Lucas received his first onscreen credit from FTP. Consequently, Lucasfilm has also been a loyal sponsor of the Angelus Awards.
For additional information, call (800) 874-0999 or visit the Web site at www.angelus.org.