The Student Academy Awards‘ 39th annual competition is underway and will culminate in the June 9th award ceremony. Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.
Fifty-one entries from 29 countries including Argentina, Finland and Indonesia and 518 entries from students representing 105 United States colleges and universities are in contention for the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal awards and cash prizes in five categories:
- Foreign Student Film
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to encourage excellence in collegiate-level filmmaking.
At the 84th Academy Awards earlier this year, 2011 Student Academy Award winners Hallvar Witzø and Max Zähle were nominated in the Live Action Short Film category for “Tuba Atlantic” and “Raju.” Read our blog post about “Raju” here.
James Spione, a Student Academy Award winner in 1987, earned a nomination in the Documentary Short Subject category for “Incident in New Baghdad” at the 2012 Academy Awards.
The award ceremony will take place at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Screenings of the winning films will be a part of the presentation.
Congratulations to the nominees. We love seeing student filmmakers get the acknowledgement they deserve! View the list of entrants here.