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UCLA wins big at DGA student awards

Org awards school 4 of its 12 trophies

UCLA students have taken four of the dozen trophies in the Directors Guild of America’s Student Film Awards.

The films selected in the 15th annual student awards, announced Friday, will be presented in ceremonies at the DGA headquarters in Los Angeles and New York.

Winners in the African-American category are Rashaad Ernesto Green of NYU for “Premature” (East Coast); Edward Ose-Gyimah of USC for “Kwame” (West Coast); Sharon Hill of UCLA for “Shades of Gray” (jury prize).

Asian-American winners are Theresa Wu of Columbia for “Smoke and Mirrors” (East Coast); Edward Kim of UCLA for “To Wander in Pandemonium” (West Coast); Ken Ochiai of AFI for “Half Kenneth” (jury prize).

Latino winners: Antonio Mendez Esparza of Columbia for “Una y otra vez” (East Coast); David Martin-Porras of UCLA for “Ida y Vuelta” (West Coast); Jessica McMunn Macias of UCLA for “Soleil” (jury prize).

In the category for women, winners are Eliza Subotowicz of Columbia for “Ben” (East Coast); Erika Cohn of Chapman for “When Voices Fade” (West Coast); and Rebecca Cremona of Art Center College of Design for “Magdalene” (jury prize).

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