LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named 17 student winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards.
This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,404 submissions from 210 domestic and 126 international colleges and universities. The 2021 winners join the ranks of former Student Academy Award winners such as Patricia Cardoso, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.
The 2021 Student Academy Award medalists are:
Alternative/Experimental (national and international film schools)
Gold: “Frozen Out”, Hao Zhou, University of Iowa
Animation (national film schools)
Gold: “Unforgotten”, Sujin Kim, California Institute of the Arts
Silver: “Barking Orders”, Alexander Tullo, Ringling College of Art & Design
Bronze: “Sleep with Snakes”, Teagan Barrone, Cleveland Institute of Art
Animation (international film schools)
Gold: “Les Chaussures de Louis”, Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung and Marion Philippe, MoPA (France)
Documentary (national film schools)
Gold: “When They’re Gone”, Kristen Hwang, University of California, Berkeley
Silver: “Eagles Rest in Liangshan”, Bohao Liu, New York University
Bronze: “Not Just a Name”, De’Onna Young-Stephens, University of Southern California
Documentary (International Film Schools)
Or: “Why didn’t you stay for me?”, Milou Gevers, Nederlandse Filmacademie (Netherlands)
Storytelling (national film schools)
Gold: “When the Sun Goes Down”, Phumi Morare, Chapman University
Silver: “Strong ties to home country”, Akanksha Cruczynski, Columbia College Chicago
Bronze: “No Law, No Heaven”, Kristi Hoi, University of California, Los Angeles
Storytelling (international film schools)
Gold: “Tala’vision”, Murad Abu Eisheh, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Silver: “Adisa”, Simon Denda, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (Germany)
Bronze: “Bad Omen”, Salar Pashtoonyar, York University (Canada)
Honors for the first time go to the University of Iowa and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for the 2021 Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Film category. Past winners have received 65 Oscar nominations and won or shared 14 awards.
The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.