Tensie Awards recognize student filmmakers at Kansas University

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Twenty-one Kansas University student filmmakers received prizes in the first annual Tensie Awards. The Tensies, KU's version of the Oscars, are named after Lawrence philanthropist Tensie Oldfather. They honor outstanding student filmmaking during the past academic year.

The awards were given in late spring at Liberty Hall, and winners were chosen by faculty members and KU film alumni guest judges Robert Kortlucke, Gavon Laessing, Matt Mason and Niki Newland. About 200 people attended the event, where assistant professors Matt Jacobson and Kevin Willmott served as presenters.

Winners received film reels as trophies, which were later adorned with engraved brass plates.

Here's a look at the winners: