DGA picks student winners

The Directors Guild of America has announced the winners of its 1997 Student Film Awards. The award presentations are skedded for Nov. 12 at DGA headquarters.

The winner in the African-American film category is Carmen Elly (American Film Institute) for “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” Honorable mentions will be bestowed to Damani Mangum (USC) for “The Solution” and Marc Pitre (USC) for “Show and Prove.”

In the Asian/Pacific category, the winner is Hak J. Chung (USC) for “Seoul II Soul” and honorable mention will be awarded to Patrick Yu (USC) for “Hing Dai and the Man.”

For Latino film, Jacqueline Barcos (USC) is the winner for “Mala Sangre” and John Colorado (USC) will receive honorable mention for “Interrogation.”

In the women’s category, Jodi Lane (USC) is the winner for “Big Bucks for Buddha” and USC’s Janet Howard will be bestowed with an honorable mention for “Breaking Ground: Men Against Rape.”

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