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15 Student Oscar Winners Announced for 2015

Fifteen students have been voted winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — that were voted on by a record number of Academy members. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 47 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.

Students who won will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative
“Chiaroscuro,” Daniel Drummond, Chapman University, California
“Zoe,” ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York

Animation
“An Object at Rest,” Seth Boyden, CalArts
“Soar,” Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
“Taking the Plunge,” Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts

Documentary
“Boxeadora,” Meg Smaker, Stanford U.
“I Married My Family’s Killer,” Emily Kassie, Brown U.
“Looking at the Stars,” Alexandre Peralta, U. of Southern California

Narrative
“Day One,” Henry Hughes, AFI
“Stealth,” Bennett Lasseter, AFI
“This Way Up,” Jeremy Cloe, AFI

Foreign Film
“Everything Will Be Okay…,” Patrick Vollrath, Filmakademie Wien, Austria
“Fidelity,” Ilker Catak, Hamburg Media School, Germany
“The Last Will,” Dustin Loose, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

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