Academy Names 30 US Finalists for Student Academy Awards

Brian Brooks
Movieline.comMay 2, 2012

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges are eligible for the 39th Student Academy Awards, AMPAS said Wednesday. Academy members will view the finalists’ films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Prizes include Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. U.S. winners will join international students winners for a week of industry and social activities June 9 in Los Angeles. The list of finalists follows.

Narrative :
Benny, Huay-Bing Law, University of Texas at Austin
Contra, el Mar, Richard Parkin, University of California, Los Angeles
Hatch, Christoph Kuschnig, Columbia University
Mr. Bellpond, A. Todd Smith, Brigham Young University
Nani, Justin Tipping, American Film Institute
Narcocorrido, Ryan Prows, American Film Institute
The Recorder Exam, Bora Kim, Columbia University
Requited, Madeline Puzzo, Point Park University
Under, Mark Raso, Columbia University

Documentary :
Dignity Harbor: A Home Away from Homeless, Michael Gualdoni, Lindenwood University
Dying Green, Ellen Tripler, American University
Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment, Keiko Wright, New York University
Lost Country, Heather Burky, Art Institute of Jacksonville
Love Hacking, Jenni Nelson, Stanford University
Pot Country, Mario Furloni, University of California, Berkeley
Reporting on The Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust, Emily Harrold, New York University
Smoke Songs, Briar March, Stanford University
Why Am I Still Alive, Hanzhang Shen, School of Visual Arts

Animation
Chocolate Milk, Eliza Kinkz, University of California, Los Angeles
Cowboy, Clone, Dust, Matthew Christensen, New York University
Eyrie, David Wolter, California Institute of the Arts
The Jockstrap Raiders, Mark Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles
La Lune et le Coq, Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lizard and the Ladder, Aaron Bristow, Utah Valley University
My Little Friend, Eric Prah, Ringling College of Art and Design
Reviving Redwood, Matt Sullivan, Ringling College of Art and Design
Shinobi Blues, Yue Liu, School of Visual Arts

Alternative
Falconer, Micah Robert Barber, University of Texas at Austin
In Between Shadows, Tianran Duan, University of Southern California
Last Remarks, Umar Riaz, New York University
Peace at Home, Avital Epstein, Florida State University
The Reality Clock, Amanda Tasse, University of Southern California
SiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSi, Juan Camilo González, University of Southern California
Terra Cotta Warrior, Bin Li, Rochester Institute of Technology
Us, Alex Lora, City College of New York


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