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Two SMC Films Win Awards at International “Best Shorts Competition”
SMC Student Filmmakers Receive Professional Recognition

Santa Monica College is pleased to announce that two student film-production projects have won Awards of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition. The Award of Merit is given to works that qualify as “notable artistic and technical productions,” according to the competition’s website.

“I’ll Take Care of You,” a short film directed by Morgan Peterson and produced by Gintare Urbutyte, received an Award of Merit in the Women Filmmakers category. “Falling Like Fools,” directed by Carla Dauden and produced by Ronja Jansz, received an Award of Merit in the Music Video category.

“I am incredibly proud of SMC’s filmmakers and their projects, which show a high level of craft and, consistent with our college’s mission, truly have something to say about the world we live in,” says Salvador Carrasco, head of SMC’s Film Production Program. “In winning recognition from the Best Shorts Competition, our students join the ranks of other high-profile professionals who have been honored with this internationally respected award.”

The Best Shorts Competition, headquartered in La Jolla, CA, is an international film competition that strives to give positive exposure to talented directors, producers, actors, and members of the creative teams who produce high-quality short films, webisodes, mashups, and new and experimental media. Entries must be 57 minutes or less in length, and are judged by respected professionals in the film industry.

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