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Student Academy Awards Honors Collegiate Helmers

The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners.

Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and writer-director Bob Saget hosted the kudos at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, while Kimberly Peirce, Clark Gregg, Jason Schwartzman and Quvenzhane Wallis presented the honors.

The awards have a different format from the Oscars, with the student awards placing directors as gold, silver and bronze winners in five categories (alternative, animation, documentary, narrative and foreign).

Schools that received honors for the first time included Elon University, Occidental College and the University of Michigan in the U.S. competition. Zurich University of the Arts and RITS School of Arts and Erasmus University College Brussels were first time winners  in the foreign competition.

Winners are as follows:

Alternative

Gold Medal: “Bottled Up,” Rafael Cortina, Occidental College

Silver Medal: “Zug,” Perry Janes, University of Michigan

Bronze Medal: “The Compositor,” John Mattiuzzi, School of Visual Arts

Animation

Gold Medal: “Dia de los Muertos,” Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham, Ringling College of Art and Design

Silver Medal: “Will,” Eusong Lee, California Institute of the Arts

Bronze Medal: “Peck Pocketed,” Kevin Herron, Ringling College of Art and Design

Documentary

Gold Medal: “A Second Chance,” David Aristizabal, USC

Silver Medal: “Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists,” Rachel Loube, School of Visual Arts

Bronze Medal: “Win or Lose,” Daniel Koehler, Elon University

Narrative

Gold Medal: “Ol’ Daddy,” Brian Schwarz, University of Texas at Austin

Silver Medal: “Josephine and the Roach,” Jonathan Langager, USC

Bronze Medal: “Un Mundo para Raúl (A World for Raúl),” Mauro Mueller, Columbia University

Foreign Film

Gold Medal: “Miss Todd,” Kristina Yee, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom

Silver Medal: “Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

Bronze Medal: “Tweesprong (Crossroads),” Wouter Bouvijn, RITS School of Arts, Erasmus University College Brussels, Belgium

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