Student Academy Awards announced

Ten student filmmakers from eight colleges and universities have been named winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 24th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Trophies and prize money will be presented to the winners on June 8 at 6 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

While each of the winning students will receive an award, the prize level — gold, silver or bronze — will not be revealed until the ceremony.

Besides trophies, gold medalists receive $2,000, silver medalists $1,500, and bronze medalists $1,000. One of the dramatic category winners will also receive the Directors Guild of America Student Award.

Student Academy Award entrants first participate in one of three regional competitions. Each of those regions may then select as many as three finalists in each of four categories for final judging by Academy members.

This year, a total of 276 student films were entered from schools across the U.S.

The Honorary Foreign Award recipient was selected from a field of 28 entries in 19 foreign countries. The foreign films do not compete against U.S. productions.

A list of the winners follows:

Dramatic Category:

“Christmas in New York,” Mark Millhone, Columbia U.

“Mr. October,” USC

“Waiting in the Wings,” Charles R. Uy, School of Visual Arts, New York

Documentary Category:

“Miriam Is Not Amused,” Kim Roberts, Stanford U.

“The Mirror Lied,” Jennifer Haskin-O’Reggio, USC

“Walk This Way,” Chris Sheridan, Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College

Animation Category:

“Unborn Baby Blues,” Mark Dale Levine, UCLA

Alternative Category:

“Erosion,” Robert Gelber, New York U.

“My Divorce,” Andrea Clark, New York U.

Honorary Foreign Award:

“An Ordinary Mission,” Raymond Boy, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

The Student Academy Awards ceremony is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets or more information call (310) 247-3000, ext. 129.

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