Babetta Kelly

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Babetta Katherine Kelly graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in media arts studies.

In 2012 Babetta received an Outstanding Student Award and received a scholarship sponsored by the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation.

Kelly's capstone film, Dante's Hamlet, was selected to be part of the New Filmmakers Fall Series in New York City in 2012. The film, a cooperative project by Kelly and Brynn Zimmer, is the first BYU film to be accepted to this prestigious film series. The film was also accepted into the 2013 LDS Film Festival. In the 2013 BYU Final Cut Film Festival, Dante's Hamlet was named Best of Festival and also won the Audience Choice Award. The film also won four awards at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Gala, including awards for Student Writing, Student Talent, Student Photography, and Student Editing. In 2013, Dante's Hamlet was accepted into the San Diego Black Film Festival, another first for a BYU student capstone film. Dante's Hamlet also won the Redemptive Storyteller Award in the 2013 Redemptive Film Festival and was an Official Selection of the 2013 Seattle True Independent Film Festival. In 2014, the film was a finalist in the The Second Shakespeare on Film Short Film Competition, which is a part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare Film Festival in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.

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