The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has unveiled the list of this year’s student animation nominees. Cal Arts, USC and Ringling College of Art and Design were the top schools in the U.S, while Filmakademi Baden-Wurttemberg, ESMA and MoPA placed the international nominees.
Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Victoria Lopez and Ji young Na, Attack of the Potato Clock, Ringling College of Art and Design
Yu Yu, Daisy, University of Southern California
Alex Avagimian, Little Bandits, California Institute of the Arts
Hanna Kim, Raccoon and the Light, California Institute of the Arts
Sagar Arun and Rachel Kral, Rebooted, Ringling College of Art and Design
Hannah Park, Reflection, Ringling College of Art and Design
Eaza Shukla, Re-Gifted, Ringling College of Art and Design
Animation (International Film Schools)
Kiana Naghshineh, a blink of an eye, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Jacques Leyreloup, Victor Tolila, Perrine Renard, Laura Viver Canal and Gaël Chauvet, L’Aviatrice, ESMA (France)
Alexandre Blain, Lucas Germain, Christophe Gigot, Jade Guilbault, Andreas Muller and Simon Puculek, Meli-Metro, ESMA (France)
Pierre Perveyrie, Maximilien Bougeois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc and Quentin Dubois, The Green Bird, MoPA (France)
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. Last year, Beth David and Esteban Bravo (Ringling College of Art and Design) won the Gold Award for their short In a Heartbeat, which was also nominated in the Best Animated Short category.
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