Angelus fest hails student filmmakers

Winners to receive $30,000 in prizes

The Angelus Awards has announced the winners of its ninth annual student film fest, honoring films portraying the complexity of the human condition. Among the winners is Alexandra Kerry, daughter of the candidate, who received an honorable mention for her pic “The Last Full Measure.”

Winners will receive more than $30,000 in prizes, and their films will be screened Saturday at the Director’s Guild of America. Kudofest will be emceed by Edward Herrmann.

The Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award went to Victoria Gamberg for “Twilight.” Gamberg also received the Act One Screenplay prize. The other winners include Joyce Draganosky, who received the Priddy Bros. Prods. Triumph Award for “Extreme Mom”; Graham Tallman, who received the Mole Richardson Production Design Award for “Codename: Simon”; Guiseppe Zito, who received the Fujifilm Audience Impact Award for “Melanzane E Cioccolato”; Hilla H. Medalia, who received the outstanding documentary award for “Daughters of Abraham”; and Sejong Park, who received the outstanding animation award for “Birthday Boy.”

Receiving honorable mentions along with Kerry are Nina Leidersdorff, for production design on “The Last Full Measure”; David Derrick, for animation of “Midnight Blue”; and Suzanne Niedland and Anbernin Pasha, for the docu “Miss Lil’s Camp.” A special recognition award went to Sikander Goldau for “Fragile.”

Fest jury members included Vicky Jenson, co-helmer of “Shrek” and “Shark Tale.” Previous winners include Patricia Cardoso, helmer-scribe of “Real Women Have Curves,” and Sabrina Dhawan, who penned “Monsoon Wedding.”

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