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Barbara Stephansky has been chosen to receive the top prize at the 11th annual Angelus Student Film Festival, to be held Saturday at the DGA.

Created in 1996 by Family Theater Prods., the awards are designed to showcase future filmmakers whose work respects human dignity.

Stephansky, a student at the American Film Institute, is set to receive the Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, for her screenplay "The Trojan Cow."

The other winners: "Queen of Cactus Cove" by Anna Christopher, the $5,000 Priddy Bros. Entertainment Triumph Award; "Kilroy Was Here" by Charlie Boyles, the $2,500 Fujifilm Audience Impact Award and the $1,500 Act One Screenplay prize; "Lucky" by Avie Luthra, the $2,500 Mole-Richardson Production Design prize; "Silences" by Octavio Warnock-Graham, the $3,000 Outstanding Documentary Award; "Crooked Mick of the Speewah" by Philip Smith, the $2,000 Outstanding Animation Award; and "Kibera Kid" by Nathan Collett, the Director's Choice Award.

Honorable mentions went to "What's Love Doing in the Mountains" by Yunus Emre Firat, "Guide Still Standing" by Dima Otvertchecnko, "Smile" by Chris Mais, "Sirah" by Cristine Spindler, "From the Dust" by Benji Newell and "Henry" by Kim Slate.