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Female-Directed Films Comprise 43% of Student Academy Award Winners

Female-Directed Films Comprise 43% of Student Academy Award Winners

Shorts directed or co-directed by female filmmakers made up 43% of the winners at the 41st Student Academy Awards competition.

Fourteen films, representing 16 aspiring helmers, were honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Six of the winning films were made by women.

Below are the female awardees. The winners will be feted on June 7. 

Alternative (total of 8 films)

“Person,” Drew Brown and Ramona Ramdeen, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Florida

Animation (total of 9 films)

“Yamashita,” Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California

Documentary (total of 9 films)

“The Apothecary,” Helen Hood Scheer, Stanford University

Narrative (total of 9 films)

“Door God,” Yulin Liu, New York University

“Interstate,” Camille Stochitch, American Film Institute, California

Foreign (total of 10 films)

“Paris on the Water,” Hadas Ayalon, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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