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Winners named for Student Academy Awards

May 15, 2012
Winners named for Student Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS — Ten students from nine US colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards  competition. Winners will be brought to Los Angeles to join the international student winners in the Foreign Film category for a week of industry activities. The festivities will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where the placements in each category will be announced. 

The winners are:

Alternative

- "The Reality Clock,"  Amanda Tasse, University of Southern California*

 *Only one winner was selected in this category. Animation

- "Eyrie," David Wolter,  California Institute of the Arts

- "The Jockstrap  Raiders," Mark Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles

- "My Little Friend,"  Eric Prah, Ringling College of Art and Design 

Documentary

- "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 

Narrative

- "Nani," Justin  Tipping, American Film Institute

- "Narcocorrido," Ryan Prows, American Film Institute 

- "Under," Mark Raso, Columbia University This is the first time that a student from the Art Institute of Jacksonville has won a Student Academy  Award. 

To reach this stage, US students competed in one of three regional competitions. Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories. Academy members earlier selected students from Germany and the United Kingdom as finalists in the Foreign Film category.