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Boston University alumni, students, and guests gathered in March for the 2013 Redstone Film Festival Los Angeles. During the festival, the finalist films from the Boston Redstone Film Festival, held at the University’s Tsai Performance Center on February 20, 2013, competed again and were judged by a West Coast panel of industry experts. Alumni also had the opportunity to enter the Redstone Alumni Short Film Contest.

Winners were announced at the screening, held on March 21 at the Directors Guild of America and hosted by actor and comedian Jamie Kaler (CAS’87), whose credits include the television series My Boys, Parenthood, and Arrested Development.

The winning films were:

  • First Place: Off to the Races by Megan Lovallo (CGS’10, COM’12)
  • Second Place: The Dress by Álvaro Congosto (COM’12)
  • Third Place: The Intruder by Jasper Lowe (COM’15)

The winners of the Redstone Alumni Short Film Contest were Kristyn Ulanday (COM’10) and Max Esposito (COM’10) for their film The Druid City.

It was the second win for Lovallo, who also captured first place at the 33rd annual Redstone Film Festival in February. The festival, sponsored by Sumner Redstone (Hon.’94), Viacom founder and executive chair of its board of directors, showcases the most promising work of students and recent graduates of the College of Communication’s filmmaking and screenwriting programs.

Lovallo won a cash prize of $1,000 and a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera kit. Congosto, who won second place at the Boston festival, received a cash prize of $750 and a Canon EOS 6D camera kit. Lowe received a cash prize of $500 and a Canon EOS 7D camera kit.