Santa Monica College Student Film Nominated For Prestigious BAFTA Award

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013, 9:39:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The cast and crew of 'Solidarity' at the 10th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards in Hollywood on June 20.
Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for BAFTA Los Angeles
The cast and crew of 'Solidarity' at the 10th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards in Hollywood on June 20.

A Santa Monica College student film was nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award earlier this month. SMC was the only community college nominee.

The 10th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards were held in Hollywood on June 20.

Twenty-two of the most elite film schools from across Southern California submitted up to three of their best films for consideration, and a selection panel of academy members selected six 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 Student Film Award winner was Andrej Landin for Into the Silent Sea (Chapman University) and the special Jury Prize winner Patrick Dickinson for Usagi-San (AFI).

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