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Festival Awards Student Filmmakers

The curtain may have closed on the inaugural Montecito Student Film Festival, but there is still a buzz about the spectacular young filmmaking talent in our community. For about five hours, cinephiles filled Westmont’s Porter Theatre to screen 20 student films on March 25.

Best Documentary MSFF

In the end, Westmont sophomore Campbell Ralph of Fox Island, Washington, won the Ettinger award for best editing in “Dawn Patrol.” Westmont sophomore Cole Anderson of San Diego won the Audience Award for “Called Upon the Water.” UC Santa Barbara’s Jeff Peepgrass won the Jury Prize for “Sick Joke.” Westmont junior Tamia Sanders of Pearland, Texas, won the Wendey Eley Jackson Award for Best Documentary for “Before There Was Columbine.”