2019 Student Academy Awards Competition

Winners are Eligible for Oscars

From now, the Academy is accepting entries for its 2019 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become qualified for Oscars consideration. The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The competition allows two options for students at international film schools to present their films. In addition to Cilect-member schools submitting one student film per international film school category, international students may now enter films that qualify through film festivals recognized by the Student Academy Awards Executive Committee. Students can submit their films, at the fifth academic year, online using FilmFreeway, a widely used festival and competition platform.

The 46th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 17, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The, in 1972 established, Student Academy Awards provide a platform for emerging global filmmakers by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. Past winners have gone on to receive 62 Oscar nominations and have won 11 awards. Student Academy Award winners include filmmakers Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.

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