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Short films honored at Lawrence Arts Center festival

May 10, 2010

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Jeff East stars in "Misfortune Smiles," a supernatural comedy by Patrick Rea.

Jeff East stars in "Misfortune Smiles," a supernatural comedy by Patrick Rea.

The Lawrence Arts Center announced winners of the second annual Short Film Festival. The festival — held Saturday at the center, 940 N.H. — was sponsored in part by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Winners included:

BEST OF SHOW, BEST DIRECTING (Patrick Rea), BEST ACTING and BEST SCREENPLAY (Patrick Rea and Jon Niccum): “Misfortune Smiles,” by Patrick Rea

YOUTH BEST OF SHOW and BEST ANIMATION: “Never Trust a Yet,” by Jai Strecker

BEST COMEDY: “Retreat,” by Grant Babbit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Hunter’s Moon,” by Jeremy Osbern

BEST DRAMA: “Pulse,” by Jordan Krause

BEST HORROR: “Critical Mass,” by Devin F. Schwyhart

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “Gombe Coffee Project,” by David Kitchner

BEST SATIRE: “Natives in Wonderland,” by Manny Manzani

BEST EDITING: “Poeta,” a documentary by Devin F. Schwyhart

BEST ROMANCE: “Lady in My Life,” by Malik Aziz

MOST ORIGINAL: “Loss & Lugubriosity 2,” by Sandell Stangl

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: “My Lucky Stars,” by Derek Sellens

“Misfortune Smiles and “Never Trust a Yeti” will also be screened along with Kevin Willmott’s “The Only Good Indian” and Marlo Angell and Peter Jasso’s “Mariachi Estrella” June 4 at LAC’s Film Intensive.

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