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Lifetime selected two winners in their Student Filmmaker Competition.

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders won first place for Anna, about a young woman who struggles to connect with the people she encounters in the East Village of New York City. She’s also a “student film maker” in that she’s at NYU.

Jessica Marie Sutherland, who’s a USC student, made a first-time ever film, Seven Turn, her first-ever film, is based on Jessica’s memory of her own seventh birthday party, the same day her father died.

Winning honorable mentions are Merilay Fernandez, Columbia, Tess Ortbals, USC, and Lauren M. Wolkstein, Columbia. They will each receive $1,000.

The films will premiere on the network on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and will be available for streaming on lmn.tv. (Check out the Lifetime home page with the chick sneaking the layer cake, complete with diet tips.)

The competition gathered only 70 entries. Maybe there is a dearth of female directors, after all.