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Angelus

10/21/2011

Winners from around the world, films with depth and meaning and compelling stories all embodying the message of Angelus which honors short films that reflect the dignity of the human person. The 16th Annual Angelus Student Film Festival brought world class films to the Director’s Guild of America. Max Zahle, thisangelus2 year’s grand prize winner of the Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, Award says of the legendary Hollywood venue, “It was very impressive and then having your film shown at the Director’s Guild of America; all the filmmakers were honored. That makes it very special!”

Max Zahle attended the Hamburg Media School. His movie Raju tells the compelling story of a young boy who is being adopted by a German couple. In the midst of their joy at finally having a son, Raju is lost among the masses in Calcutta. His adoptive father goes on an all out search for his new boy. What he finds then leads him and the child down a road that speaks to the true meaning of an Angelus film.

The after party at Madame Tussauds was a hit and a fitting end to an evening of excitement and entertainment. Angelus continues to reach out to Hollywood and the world by bringing people of all faiths to an understanding of the importance of human dignity which was a goal of Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. england

Some of the winners have been invited to screen their films in London as part of The Angelus On the Road series, sponsored by The Peter Glenville Foundation.

The series presents several past and current Angelus-winning films, with a private screening at the London Film Academy, followed by screenings at the London Film School, Ravensbourne University,and Holy Trinity, Brompton Church.