Young filmmakers from around globe honoured by motion picture academy at Student Academy Awards

Ap Entertainment Writer / The Associated Press
June 7, 2014 07:46 PM

Student Academy Award Foreign Category winners Lennart Ruff, left, Hadas Ayalon, center, and Peter Baumann pose together for a portrait at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles. The 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony will be held at the DGA Theater on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Fifteen student filmmakers from around the world were honoured with Academy Awards on Saturday night in a preview of the showbiz excitement that likely awaits them in the years ahead. Previous winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won eight statuettes.

The 41st annual Student Academy Awards were presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in five categories. The ceremony at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles included presenters Adrian Grenier, Nate Parker and Demian Bichir.

Tel Aviv University and the U.K.'s Northern Film School were first time winners this year, and Stanford University and New York University saw double wins.

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The full list of honorees:

ALTERNATIVE

Gold Medal: "Person," Drew Brown, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Florida.

Silver Medal: "Oscillate," Daniel Sierra, School of Visual Arts, New York.

ANIMATION

Gold Medal: "Owned," Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, Brigham Young University, Utah.

Silver Medal: "Higher Sky," Teng Cheng, University of Southern California.

Bronze Medal: "Yamashita," Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California.

DOCUMENTARY

Gold Medal: "The Apothecary," Helen Hood Scheer, Stanford University, California.

Silver Medal: "White Earth," J. Christian Jensen, Stanford University, California.

Bronze Medal: "One Child," Zijian Mu, New York University.

NARRATIVE

Gold Medal: "Above the Sea," Keola Racela, Columbia University, New York.

Silver Medal: "Door God," Yulin Liu, New York University.

Bronze Medal: "Interstate," Camille Stochitch, American Film Institute, California.

FOREIGN FILM

Gold Medal: "Nocebo," Lennart Ruff, University of Television and Film Munich, Germany.

Silver Medal: "Paris on the Water," Hadas Ayalon, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Bronze Medal: "Border Patrol," Peter Baumann, The Northern Film School, United Kingdom.


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