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Student Academy Awards finalists chosen

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has picked thirty-four students from 19 colleges as finalists in its 33rd annual Student Academy Awards.

The finalists compete in four categories: narrative, documentary, animation and alternative. Gold, silver and brone medals, with corresponding $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 cash prizes, will be awarded in each category.

Winners will spend a week participating in industry-related events before being presented with their prizes June 10.

And the finalists are…

ALTERNATIVE

“6 a.m.,” Carmen Balanzat, City College of New York

“F_HO_SE,” Seth Resnick, University of Southern California

“Lucinda,” Jason Eppink, University of Southern California

“Perspective,” Travis Hatfield and Samuel Day, Ball State University, Indiana

“Time Machines,” Lisa Mishima, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

“A Very Small Trilogy of Loneliness,” Bogdan Apetri, Columbia University

ANIMATION

“Betty,” Rie Ito, School of Visual Arts, New York

“The Dancing Thief,” Meng Vue, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

“Institute for the Digitally Challenged,” Riash Shahnawaz, Pratt Institute, New York

“Lolly’s Box,” Valerie LaPointe, University of Southern California

“Onnazuri: Or Men, Women, and Capitalism,” Yusuke Murakami, New York University

“The Possum,” Chris Choy, California Institute of the Arts

“The Shoes,” Wenchung Lu, California Institute of the Arts

“Turtles,” Thomas Leavitt, Brigham Young University

DOCUMENTARY

“Afloat,” Erin Hudson, Stanford University

“Halal Vivero,” Sara Colangelo, New York University

“Jane’s Birthday Trip,” Etienne Kallos, New York University

“The Ladies,” Christina Voros, New York University

“Let Them Eat Cake,” Lisa Kaselak, University of Texas, Austin

“Reporter Zero,” Carrie Lozano, University of California, Berkeley

“Three Beauties,” Mak Hossain, Purdue University

“The Women’s Kingdom,” Xiaoli Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

NARRATIVE

“Bartholomew’s Song,” Lowell Frank and Destin Daniel Cretton, San Diego State University

“Christmas Wish List,” Sean Overbeeke, University of North Carolina

“Duncan Removed,” Peter Livolsi, American Film Institute

“El Viaje” (“One Day Trip”), Cady Abarca-Benavides, Columbia University

“Good Girl,” Heayun Kang, Columbia University

“Just,” Jesse Wheeler, University of Southern California

“Pop Foul,” Moon Molson and Jennifer Handorf, Columbia University

“The Problem with Fiber Optics,” Greg Jardin, Florida State University

“Sirah,” Cristine Spindler, Florida State University

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