The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards’ 45th competition.
This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.
The 2018 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.
The winners include Shae Demandt, of Florida State University, for “Reanimated”; Yu Yu, of University of Southern California, for “Daisy”; Mart Bira, of University of Hertfordshire, for “Nomadic Doctor”; and Lisa Gertsch, of Zurich University of the Arts, for “Almost Everything.”
All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for the 2018 Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to receive 59 Oscar nominations, and have won or shared 11 awards. This past year two 2017 Student Academy Award winners received Oscar nominations in the Live Action Short Film category – Kevin Wilson Jr., a Gold Medal winner in the Domestic Narrative category for “My Nephew Emmett,” and Katja Benrath, a Gold Medal winner in the International Narrative category for “Watu Wote/All of Us.”
Students will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills. The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the seven award categories will be announced at the ceremony.
The 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.
For information and tickets, visit oscars.org.
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