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Winners of the Focus Film Festival awards

April 20, 2009

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The Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival Awards were announced Sunday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

More than 80 submissions were received from area high schools in 15 categories. Winners were:

Best Comedy: “The Ballad of Bryan Jaston” by Chase Billings, Ryan Hobbs and Cody Jones, Lawrence High School

Best Horror/Suspense: “The Tenants” by Christopher Smith, Dar Fornelli, Catherine Mize, Skyler Criswell and Josh Vineyard, Lawrence High School

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: “Untitled” by Hunter Matthews, Olathe Northwest High School

Best Drama: “Elise” by Luke McDaneld, Lawrence High School

Best Documentary: “Another Perspective” by Patrick Larson, Atchison High School

Best Animation: “Illinois Jenkins and the Quest for the Golden Skull” by Sean Simmons, Lawrence High School

Best Experimental: “Transformer” by Luke McDaneld and Kyler Thomann, Lawrence High School

Best Music Video: “The Dream” by Dar Fornelli and Catherine Mize, Lawrence High School

Best Music Video/Original Music: “Unfocused Lens” by Hunter Matthews, Zach Taylor, Austin Haugh and Elsa Pageler, Olathe Northwest High School

Best Acting: Ryan Hobbs as “Bryan Jaston” in “The Ballad of Bryan Jaston,” Lawrence High School

Honorable Mention for Acting: Josh Vineyard as “Scott” in “Grimm’s Room,” Lawrence High School

Best Editing: Luke McDaneld and Kyler Thomann for “Transformer,” Lawrence High School

Best Cinematography: Christopher Smith and Dar Fornelli for “The Tenants,” Lawrence High School

Honorable Mention for Cinematography: Taylor King, Brandon Sieve, Gage Adams, Nolan Ligget, Natalie Birzer, Andrea Schwageri, Kyle Stone and Andrew Novak for “The Key to Revenge,” Blue Valley West High School

Best Story: Luke McDaneld for “Elise,” Lawrence High School

Fan Favorite: “Unfrequented” by Katherine Cottrell, Lawrence High School

Best in Show: “Elise” by Luke McDaneld, Lawrence High School

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