Eleven film students from eight U.S. universities have been chosen as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 29th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. On June 9th, 2002, the following filmmakers and films will be honored at an awards gala in Los Angeles:
Alternative Category ^ “For Our Man,” Kazuo Ohno, Columbia University, New York ^ “Island to Island,” Soopum Sohn, New York University
Animation Category ^ “Passing Moments,” Don Phillips Jr., Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida ^ “Shadowplay,” Dan Blank, New York University ^ “The Velvet Tigress,” Jen Sachs, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Documentary Category ^ “Family Values,” Eva Saks, New York University ^ “Moving House,” Pin Pin Tan, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois ^ “Revolutions Per Minute,” Thomas Burns, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Narrative Category ^ “Barrier Device,” Grace Lee, University of California, Los Angeles ^ “Sophie,” Helen Haeyoung Lee, University of Texas at Austin ^ “The Wormhole,” Jessica Sharzer, New York University
Honorary Foreign Film ^ “Feeding Desire,” Martin Strange-Hansen, National Film School of Denmark in Copenhagen
While the U.S.-based students know they will each receive an award, the level of that award — gold, silver or bronze — is kept a surprise until the ceremony. Gold medal winners receive $5,000; silver medal winners are awarded $3,000 and bronze medal winners take home $2,000, and all honorees receive trophies.
For more on this year’s Student Academy Awards and other Academy programs, plus a look at honorees from past Awards, pay a visit to the Academy homepage.
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