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.
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.