Academy honors Student Academy Award winners

Jun 09, 2007 by Ian Evans

Eleven students from six colleges and universities were honored tonight on June 9th as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 34th Annual Student Academy Awards® competition.

The winners are:


  • Gold Medal: Fission, Kun-I Chang, School of Visual Arts, New York (Only the gold medal was awarded in the Alternative category.)


  • Gold Medal (tie): Art’s Desire, Sarah Wickliffe, New York University and Mirage, Youngwoong Jang, School of Visual Arts, New York
  • Bronze Medal: A Leg Up, Bevin Carnes, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida


  • Gold Medal: Cross Your Eyes Keep Them Wide, Ben Wu, Stanford University
  • Silver Medal: Ladies of the Land, Megan Thompson, New York University
  • Bronze Medal: Lumo, Bent-Jorgen S. Perlmutt and Nelson Walker III, Columbia University


  • Gold Medal: Rundown, Patrick Alexander, Florida State University
  • Silver Medal: High Maintenance, Phillip Van, New York University
  • Bronze Medal: Screening, Anthony Green, New York University

Honorary Foreign Film

  • Nevermore, Toke Constantin Hebbeln, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

While the U.S. winners knew they would each receive an award, the level of that award — Gold, Silver or Bronze — was not revealed until the ceremony. Besides trophies, Gold Medal recipients received $5,000, Silver Medal recipients were awarded $3,000 and Bronze Medal recipients were awarded $2,000. The Honorary Foreign Film winner received $1,000 in addition to the trophy.

The Student Academy Awards were established by the Academy in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.