Each year, LMU’s School of Film and Television honors the best in student filmmaking and screenwriting from the past academic year. While a longstanding tradition, this year’s 2021 Industry Awards, which premiered on SFTV’s Facebook page on September 17, certainly took it up a notch.
The reimagined annual event included an incredible jury of industry professionals, such as Yasu Tanida, the director of photography for This is Us; Crystal Moselle, director of Skate Kitchen, and execs from A24, Bad Robot, Anonymous Content, as well as an unprecedented array of sponsored prizes.
Our 2021 winners will receive select packages, software, rentals, and more from some of the top names in entertainment such as Variety, Final Draft, Lightbender, The Black List, Keslow Camera, Apache, and more. Winning films will also be featured at the Newport Beach Film Festival‘s Collegiate Showcase on Saturday, October 23 at 2:45 pm at Triangle theaters. Check out the full list of sponsors.
And the winners are…
Best Original Undergraduate Pilot
Counterfeit, Ashley Tropea
Best Original Graduate Pilot
Kurt Vonnegut’s Tomorrows, Lexa Aguas
Best Original Undergraduate Feature
The Unexpected Hero, Mikayla Gingrey-Osborne
Best Original Graduate Feature
And the Child Will Lead, Jamil O’Quinn
Best Sound Design
1446, Tapio Tokunaga
A Night to Remember, Sam Knight
Lone Land, Milena Mooradian
Recharged, Brence Platner
Silver Lion Award
Lauren Levitt: The Power of Living, Chloe Cohanim
Golden Lion Award
Grey, Vasilina Mikhaylova
Best Graduate Picture
Eternal, Nick Nerolien
Top image: Still from 1446, by Tapio Tokunaga, winner of Best Sound Design