Acad fetes student filmmakers

Medals awarded for 'Thief,' 'High Maintenance'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences celebrated the work of 15 student filmmakers at the 38th Student Academy Awards, held Saturday night at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Julian Higgins took home the gold medal in the narrative category for her pic “Thief.” Shawn Wines landed the silver medal for “High Maintenance,” and Soham Mehta took home the bronze for “Fatakra.”

In animation, Zach Hyer’s “Correspondence” and Bernardo Warman and Shaofu Zhang’s “Dragonboy” were feted with gold medals. Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis took the bronze for “Defective Detective.”

In the foreign student film category, Hallvar Witzo was awarded the gold medal for “Tuba Atlantic.” Karzan Kader received the silver medal for the pic “Bekas,” and Max Zaehle earned the bronze for “Raju.”

In the docu category, Wonjung Bae took home the gold for “Vera Klement: Blunt Edge.” The silver went to Anthony Weeks for “Imaginary Circumstances,” and Theo Rigby got the bronze for “Sin Pais (Without Country).”

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