LMU SENIOR Hayley Foster (center) receives the Woody Woodpecker Award for Best Student Animated Short Film. The award was presented by Edward Landry of the Walter Lantz Foundation (left) and LMU School of Film and Television’s Stephen Ujlaki.

LMU SENIOR Hayley Foster (center) receives the Woody Woodpecker Award for Best Student Animated Short Film. The award was presented by Edward Landry of the Walter Lantz Foundation (left) and LMU School of Film and Television’s Stephen Ujlaki.

Loyola Marymount University senior Hayley Foster was awarded the Woody Woodpecker Award for Best Student Animated Short Film for her project, Yamashita, May 9.
The film portrays a young girl who perseveres through the experience of being detained with her family at Manzanar, one of 10 camps where over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
The prize, which included a $2,500 check and a statuette of the cartoon character, was presented by Edward Landry of the Walter Lantz Foundation.

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