We are delighted to announce Julio Ramos as the winner of the BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Award 2012
UCLA Student Julio Ramos won this year's prize for his film 'Una Carrerita, Doctor!', a beautiful short film set in Julio's native Peru, about a doctor working part-time as a taxi driver, whose pride and ethics are tested when his taxi is commandeered by an armed criminal. The live ballot of BAFTA voting members followed a screening of the 7 finalists at the LA Film School on June 20th. Vanessa Knutsen, also from UCLA, took second place for her film 'The Promised Land'.
BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Neil Stiles presented the certificates to Julio, Vanessa and the five other finalists, who were selected from over 30 entrants from film schools across Southern California.
Entrants to this year's event came from AFI, USC, UCLA, LMU, Chapman, LA Film School, CSUN, CalArts, Loyola Marymount, Occidental, Columbia Hollywood, LA City College, Santa Monica College and Inner-City Filmmakers.
The 2012 finalists were are Julio Ramos (“Una Carrerita, Doctor,” UCLA), Kyle Soehngen (“Come Back to Me,” AFI), John Dion (“Cupid,” USC), Janine Sides (“Jody's Bra,” USC), Vanessa Knutsen (“The Promised Land,” UCLA), Jacob Braafladt (“Shadowplay,” LMU) and Ryan Latchmansingh (“Where the Sun Sets,” LMU).
As part of Julio Ramos' award he will be invited to join us at our screenings, seminars and events during the next year.
BAFTA Los Angeles congratulates Julio and we look forward to welcoming him at our events over the next twelve months.
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