114 schools compete for Student Academy Awards

Apr 23, 2008 by Ian Evans

Students from 114 U.S. colleges and universities are competing in the 2008 Student Academy Awards, the 35th anniversary of the competition.

Trophies and prize money will be handed out on Saturday, June 7, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater. In addition, film students in 29 other countries are vying for the Honorary Foreign Film award; the pool includes the first-ever entry from Cuba.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards may be presented in each of four categories: Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Alternative. Additionally, one film is selected each year to receive the Honorary Foreign Film award.

A complete list of schools and countries represented in the competition is available at http://www.oscars.org/saa/2008/entrants.html.

The 35th Annual Student Academy Awards will be presented on June 7, 2008 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Tickets may be obtained online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.