Academy Announces Student Animation Oscars Finalists

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The 47 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition were announced on Wednesday. The winners will come to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Previous student Oscar winners include luminaries such as John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis and Trey Parker. Nine projects were selected in the animation category. They are:

  • Couch & Potatoes, Chris Lam and Eunsoo Jeong, San Jose State University

  • Dia de los Muertos, Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham, Ringling College of Art and Design

  • Drifters, Ethan Clarke, California Institute of the Arts

  • Make a Wish, Heejin Kim, School of Visual Arts

  • Peck Pocketed, Kevin Herron, Ringling College of Art and Design

  • Runaway, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek, Ringling College of Art and Design

  • Still I Breathe, Sang Ho Lee, School of Visual Arts

  • Watercolors, Robert Kornstein, New York University

  • Will, Eusong Lee, California Institute of the Arts

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  • KRob

    “Miss Todd,” in the Foreign Film Category is also an animation!