The three winning animated films in the 2014 Student Academy Awards have been announced.
The filmmakers of the three winning animated films — plus the winners in four other categories — will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of activities culminating in an awards ceremony June 7 at the DGA Theater in Hollywood. At the ceremony, the placement of each film will be announced: gold, silver or bronze.
The animated winners are:
- Higher Sky, Teng Cheng, University of Southern California
- Owned, Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, Brigham Young University, Utah
- Yamashita, Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California
The winners in the other categories follow:
- Oscillate, Daniel Sierra, School of Visual Arts, New York
- Person, Drew Brown, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Florida
- The Apothecary, Helen Hood Scheer, Stanford University
- One Child, Zijian Mu, New York University
- White Earth, J. Christian Jensen, Stanford University
- Above the Sea, Keola Racela, Columbia University, New York
- Door God, Yulin Liu, New York University
- Interstate, Camille Stochitch, American Film Institute, California
- Border Patrol, Peter Baumann, The Northern Film School, United Kingdom
- Nocebo, Lennart Ruff, University of Television and Film Munich, Germany
- Paris on the Water, Hadas Ayalon, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Academy members voted the winners from a field of 49 finalists, announced earlier this month.
The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.
The 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 7 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at www.oscars.org or by mail. Any remaining tickets will be made available at the door on the evening of the event. The DGA Theater is located at 7920 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood. For more information, call (310) 247-2677.