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Stephens students take home five film awards

February 17, 2015

Stephens College students took five of nine total awards at the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Film Fest sponsored by the University of Missouri’s Film Production Club.

The contest was held Feb. 15 at Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

Senior LeeAnne Lowery won three awards for her short, “Once Crazy,” about an inmate in solitary confinement. Lowery took home the “Best Technical Achievement” and “Best Writing” awards and picked up the “Best Actor” award on behalf of lead actor Santiago Hernan Vasquez.

Junior Livvy Runyon won “Best Director” award for the documentary she made along with alumna Jordan Laguna and Assistant Professor Chase Thompson. The trio made the documentary in Haiti last spring about buildOn, an organization that helps communities build schools.

Junior Kirsten Izzett received the “Best Actress” award on behalf of Anna Martin, who starred in Izzett’s short film, “Amelia.”

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