Foreign finalists selected for Student Academy Awards

May 07, 2007 by Ian Evans

Five finalists, selected from a record 49 entries representing 33 foreign countries, will compete for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2007 Honorary Foreign Film Award in the 34th Annual Student Academy Awards® competition. The winning student filmmaker will be brought to Los Angeles in June to participate, along with U.S.-based Student Academy Award winners, in a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate in the awards presentation ceremony on June 9 in Beverly Hills.

The finalists are (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Fair Trade, Michael Dreher, Hochschule fur Fernsehen und Film, Munich, Germany
  • Gaining Ground, Marc Brummund, Hamburg Media Schoool, Germany
  • Love, Death & Air Guitar, Lourens Blok, Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie, the Netherlands
  • Milan, Michaela Kezele, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Serbia
  • Nevermore, Toke Constantin Hebbeln, Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

This is the first time a film representing Serbia has made it to the finals in the Honorary Foreign Film category.

Tickets for the 34th Student Academy Awards presentation ceremony, at which the winning foreign student film will be screened in its entirety along with the other Gold Medal-winning films, are free and available now. To request a maximum of four tickets, call the Academy’s box office at (310) 247-3000 ×130. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.