The 2011 Student Academy Awards process is now open for submissions.
The competition is open to student filmmakers in the U.S., who can submit their work in four categories: animation, alternative, narrative and documentary. The academy awards gold, silver and bronze prizes in each category.
Filmmakers from other countries can submit in the foreign film category, which this will present gold, silver and bronze prizes in place of the previous single honorary award.
Applications can be found online at www.oscars.org/saa and submissions are due April 1. The winners will be feted at a ceremony set for June 11 at the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly HIlls.
Previous winners of the Student Academy Award include Pete Docter, who directed the Oscar-winning animated feature film Up for Pixar.