LA fest chooses winners

Greg Marcks of Florida State U. snagged the top prize at the 2001 Angelus Awards student film festival.

Fest, which recognizes student films for “uncommon artistic caliber,” honored Marcks and other young filmmakers at a gala ceremony Saturday in Los Angeles.

Winners were chosen among 19 finalists. A record 275 entries from around the world were submitted to this year’s fest.

Marcks, an L.A. resident, received the $10,000 Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award for his film “Lector.” Recipients of $1,500 prizes included Carlos Alvarez Vela, “The Ruby” (production design); Rachel Antell, “Death on a Friendly Border,” (outstanding nonfiction filmmaking); Jan Thuring, “Endstation: Paradies” (outstanding animation); and Sabrina Dhawan, “Saanjh — As Night Falls,” (audience impact).

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