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2014 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

Posted By : Animation Galaxy    At 03-05-2014 22:52:59

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Forty-one students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities as well as 10 students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition. 

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

Academy members will now vote to determine up to three winning films in each category. The winners, but not their medal placements, will be announced later this month.  The winning students will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m., at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, at which time the gold, silver and bronze medalists will be revealed.

The finalists are (listed alphabetically by film title :
Baxter, Ty Coyle, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
Goodnight Boon, Jeremy Jensen, New York University
Higher Sky, Teng Cheng, University of Southern California
Marcel, Eric Cunha and Seung Sung, School of Visual Arts, New York
Owned, Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, Brigham Young University, Utah
Roadkill Redemption, Karl Hadrika, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida
Two Ghosts, Amy Lee Ketchum, University of Southern California
Umbra, Pedro Jesus Atienzar Godoy, Pratt Institute, New York
Yamashita, Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California

To reach this stage, U.S. students competed in one of three regional competitions.  Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories.  The Student Academy Awards Nominating Committee screened and voted on the finalists in the Foreign Film category.

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