BAFTA Los Angeles congratulates our Student Film Award winner Andrej Landin for Into the Silent Sea (Chapman University) and the special Jury Prize winner Patrick Dickinson for Usagi-San (AFI).
The awards were presented in at the 10th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards in Hollywood on June 20, 2013.
22 of the most elite film schools from across Southern California to submit 3 of their best films for consideration, and a selection panel of academy members selected 6 outstanding finalists.
This year's finalists were Into the Silent Sea by Andrej Landin, Chapman University; Jaya by Puja Maewal, UCLA; Shaya by Amir Noorani, USC; Solidarity by Dustin Brown, Santa Monica College; Usagi-San by Patrick Dickinson, AFI; and Will by Eusong Lee, CalArts.
The winner of the BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Award was selected by the Voting Members of BAFTA in attendance at the event.
New for this year's ceremony, a separate special Jury Prize was awarded by an invited panel of Hollywood luminaries including writer/director Jonathan Lynn (“Clue,” “My Cousin Vinny,” BBC’s “Yes, Prime Minister”), actor Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”), actress Diane Baker (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Marnie”) Satya Bhabha ("New Girl") and Variety’s Senior Film Critic Peter Debruge.
In addition to the accolade, both winners will receive one year’s access to BAFTA Los Angeles’ educational and professional development events and classes. All finalists will receive a camera rental package from BAFTA Los Angeles partner The Camera House. A selection of films submitted in consideration for the Awards will also be screened at BAFTA’s London headquarters in July.
"What better way to support and advance the art form of the moving image than to celebrate the talents of these student filmmakers of our adoptive State of California," says BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Gary Dartnall. "As an international organization, BAFTA is deeply proud to celebrate a talented group of students who have come from all corners of the world to study their craft here in the US."