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Four AFI Conservatory Films Nominated for Student Academy Awards

Four AFI Conservatory Films Nominated for Student Academy Awards

This year the renowned AFI Conservatory swept the 2015 Student Academy Awards with the most nominations of any film school in all of this year’s categories, dominating the
Narrative category with four of the seven nominees:

Against Night” directed by Stefan Kubicki (AFI Class of 2014)


The short film’s credits include AFI Class of 2014 alumni: director/writer Stefan Kubicki, producer Saba Zerehi, cinematographer Nicolas Navia, editor
Shayar Bhansali and production designer Aleksandra Zgorska.

Day One” directed by Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014)


The short film’s credits include AFI Class of 2014 alumni: director/writer Henry Hughes, producer Michael Steiner, cinematographer Kee Sun Kyung, editor
Anisha Acharya and production designer Benjamin Cox. The film most recently won the BAFTA U.S. Student Film Award. It has also earned director Hughes and
producer Steiner the Directing award and the Drama award, respectively, at the 36th College Television Awards.

Stealth” directed by Bennett Lasseter (AFI Class of 2014)


The short film’s credits include AFI Class of 2014 alumni: director Bennett Lasseter, writer/producer Melissa Hoppe, producer Muhua Yang, cinematographer
Andressa Cor and editor Leo Chan. The film was also recognized at the 68th Cannes Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase with an Honorable Mention. It
also earned Hoppe the Children’s Programming award at the 36th College Television Awards.

This Way Up”  directed by Jeremy Cloe (AFI Class of 2014)


The short film’s credits include AFI Class of 2014 alumni: director/writer Jeremy Cloe, writer/producer Michael Langer, cinematographer Cory Warner, editor
Steven Pristin and production designer Ying-Te “Julie” Chen.

The sweep of nominations continues the winning streak of recent graduates for their AFI film work: the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation First
Prize and the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase Honorable Mention; five wins at the 36th College Television Awards; two wins at the 2014 DGA Student Film Awards,
the BAFTA U.S. Student Film Award at the 12th annual BAFTA U.S. Student Film Awards and a bronze medal at the 2014 Student Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences administers the Student Academy Awards, which is an annual nationwide competition for college and
university filmmakers that recognizes this country’s most promising new filmmakers.

Winners will be announced September 17, 2015.

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