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Acad selects students

Filmmakers participate in week of industry-related activities

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Twenty-nine students from 17 colleges and universities nationwide have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 31st annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the presentation ceremony on June 13.

And the nominees are…

ALTERNATIVE
“9:30,” Mun Chee Yong, University of Southern California
“Bobbycrush,” Cam Archer, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Focus,” Bill Ridlehoover, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
“Highway 403, Mile 39,” Mitch McCabe, New York University
“S.P.I.C.: The Storyboard of My Life,” Robert Castillo, School of Visual Arts, New York

ANIMATION
“The Box Man,” Nirvan Mullick, California Institute of the Arts
“Cats,” Chris Choy, California Institute of the Arts
“Crimenals,” Gregory Araya, Univer-sity of Southern California
“Fragile,” David Cumbo, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
“Going Up?” Marci Ellis, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
“Lemmings,” Craig Van Dyke, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
“Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher,” Alexan-der Woo, New York University
“Rock the World,” Sukwon Shin, School of Visual Arts, New York
“Son of Satan,” JJ Villard, California Institute of the Arts
“Tricks for a Treat,” Jeff Mednikow, School of Visual Arts, New York

DOCUMENTARY
“The Adventures of Mad Matt,” Scott Rice, University of Texas at Austin
“Cheerleader,” Kimberlee Bassford, University of California, Berkeley
“Cuba: Illogical Temple,” David Pittock and Lindsey Kealy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
“Wet Dreams and False Images,” Jesse Epstein, New York University
“When the Storm Came,” Shilpi Gupta, University of California, Berkeley

NARRATIVE
“A-Alike,” Randall Dottin, Columbia University
“Audrey & Einstein,” Julie Meerschnam, Columbia University
“Bicycles and Radios,” Nathapon Wongtheenatrkoon, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
“Hope to Die,” Eva Husson, American Film Institute, Los Angeles
“Perils in Nude Modeling,” Scott Rice, University of Texas at Austin
“The Plunge,” Todd Schulman, Florida State University, Tallahassee
“The Rick,” Tim McCarthy, University of California, Los Angeles
“Seibutse (Still: Life),” Joe Lin, Co-lumbia University
“Zeke,” Dana Buning, Florida State University, Tallahassee

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