Announcing an all-star lineup of committee members — John Travolta, Harrison Ford, Anjelica Huston, Garry Marshall, Judi Dench and, newly added, Nicole Kidman — the eighth annual Angelus Awards Student Film Festival has extended the submission deadline to July 15.
Fest, which logged 432 films from 131 institutions last year, is accepting entries from undergrad or graduate students from universities and film schools. Submissions must be less than 90 minutes long and must have been completed between June 2001 and June 2003.
Cash prizes totaling $23,000, including the $10,000 Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award and the $5,000 Priddy Brothers Prods. Triumph Award, will be given to winners who “explore the human condition with a hopeful respect and integrity.”
An Oct. 25 ceremony is skedded at the DGA in Los Angeles, to be accompanied by screenings of the recognized films. Previous Angelus Awards recipients include Oscar winner Barbara Schock (live action short, 2002), scribe Sabrina Dhawan (“Monsoon Wedding”), helmer Patricia Cardoso (“Real Women Have Curves”) and Sundance winner Tony Bui (“Three Seasons”).