The finalists for the 2017 Student Academy Awards have been announced, with this year’s awards ceremony set for October 12 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The usual domestic animation school suspects are represented, with viral hit short In a Heartbeat included in this category. The international animation section includes entries from Germany, China and the UK.
The animation finalists, contending for the Gold and a shot at inclusion in the 90th Oscars animated short film race, follows. A full list of the 2017 SAA finalists is available here.
ANIMATION (Domestic Film Schools)
Cradle by Devon Manney, USC
E-delivery by Young Gul Cho, School of Visual Arts
Extinguished by Ashley Anderson & Jacob Mann, Ringling College of Art and Design
In a Heartbeat by Beth David & Esteban Bravo, Ringling College of Art and Design
Once a Hero by Xia Li, USC
Pinky Toe by Mathieu Libman, California Institute of the Arts
-Winston by Aram Sarkisian, California Institute of the Arts
ANIMATION (International Film Schools)
Child by Iring Freytag & Viktor Stickel, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany)
Life Smartphone by Chenglin Xie, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (China)
Tough by Jennifer Zheng, Kingston University London (UK)