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37th Annual Student Academy Awards


Saturday, June 12th at 6 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.

37th Annual Student Academy Awards

Finalists for the 37th Student Academy Awards

One of the Academy’s most popular annual events is the Student Academy Awards ceremony, which honors outstanding student filmmakers from across the country.

Awards are presented in four categories: alternative, animation, documentary and narrative. Finalists are announced in advance, but their placement – gold, silver or bronze medal – is not revealed until the ceremony. An Honorary Foreign Film Award is also presented to a promising student filmmaker from outside the United States.

Since the program was established in 1972, Student Academy Award winners have earned 40 Oscar nominations (individual or collaborative), directed two films that received the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film, received a Special Achievement Oscar, and won or shared seven Academy Awards.

Among the past Student Academy Award winners who have gone on to prominent careers as filmmakers are John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis and Trey Parker. Two former Student Academy Award winners were 2009 Oscar nominees – Docter received his fifth and sixth nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and Original Screenplay for “Up” (he won the Animated Feature award), and Gregg Helvey, last year’s Narrative Gold Medal winner, received his first nomination for the live action short film “Kavi.”

Notable Academy members will serve as presenters at the June 12 ceremony, and clips from the silver and bronze medal-winning films will be shown. Following the awards presentation, the gold medal-winning films and the honorary foreign film winner will be screened in their entirety.

Saturday, June 12th at 6 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact Info (310) 247-3600

All tickets for the Student Academy Awards are free (limit 4 tickets per order). Tickets are required.

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