Thirteen students from nine colleges have been chosen as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 2006 Student Academy Awards.
Students will participate in a week of industry-related events leading up to an awards ceremony at Samuel Goldwyn Theater, at which point winners will learn the level of their award — gold, silver or bronze, worth $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000, respectively. The honorary foreign film award winner will take $1,000.
“6 a.m.,” Carmen Vidal Balanzat, City College of New York
“Perspective,” Travis Hatfield and Samuel Day, Ball State University, Indiana
“The Dancing Thief,” Meng Vue, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
“The Possum,” Chris Choy, California Institute of the Arts
“Turtles,” Thomas Leavitt, Brigham Young University
“Reporter Zero,” Carrie Lozano, University of California, Berkeley
“Three Beauties,” Mak Hossain, Purdue University
“The Women’s Kingdom,” Xiaoli Zhou, University of California, Berkeley
“Christmas Wish List,” Sean Overbeeke, University of North Carolina
“El Viaje”, Cady Abarca-Benavides, Columbia University
“Pop Foul,” Moon Molson and Jennifer Handorf, Columbia University
Honorary Foreign Student Film Award
“Elalini,” Tristan Holmes, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA).