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Academy Announces Student Finalists

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Academy Announces Student Finalists

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view the finalists’ films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, may be presented in each of four categories: Alternative, Animation, Documentary and Narrative.

Winners will be brought to Los Angeles, along with the international student winners in the Foreign Student Film category, for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Here are the projects nominated in the animation category:

Chocolate Milk by Eliza Kinkz, UCLA

Cowboy, Clone, Dust by Matthew Christensen, New York University

Eyrie by David Wolter, California Institute of the Arts

The Jockstrap Raiders by Mark Nelson, UCLA

La Lune et le Coq by Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, Rochester Institute of Technology

Lizard and the Ladder by Aaron Bristow, Utah Valley University

My Little Friend by Eric Prah, Ringling College of Art and Design

Reviving Redwood by Matt Sullivan, Ringling College of Art and Design

Shinobi Blues by Yue Liu, School of Visual Arts

The 39th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 9 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available, online at, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


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