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iW News | 33 Compete for 34th Student Academy Awards

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 14, 2007 at 11:21AM

Thirty-three students from 16 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 34th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Their films will be screened for and judged by Academy members, who will vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, may be presented in each of four categories. Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the awards ceremony on June 9. In the narrative category, the finalists are: "Deacon's Mondays," Destin Cretton and Lowell Frank (San Diego State University); "The Drill," Joel Davenport (University of North Carolina, Wilmington); "High Maintenance," Phillip Van, (NYU); "House of the Olive Trees," Thouly Dosios (UCLA); "Rundown," Patrick Alexander (Florida State University, Tallahassee); "Screening," Anthony Green (NYU); "The Second Coming," Ya' Ke Smith (University of Texas at Austin); "The Second Line," John Magary, (Columbia University). Documentary finalists are: "Cross Your Eyes Keep Them Wide," Ben Wu (Stanford University); "Gimme Green," Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg (University of Florida, Gainesville); "In the Wake of Catastrophe," Trevor Hall (University of Nebraska, Lincoln); "Ladies of the Land," Megan Thompson (NYU); "Left in Baghdad," Peter Jordan and John Kane (Stanford University); "Long Haul," Erin Hudson (Stanford University); "Lumo," Bent-Jorgen S. Perlmutt and Nelson Walker, III (Columbia University); "Silences," Octavio Warnock-Graham (City College of New York). For more information including finalists in the animation and alternative sections, visit the AMPAS website. [Brian Brooks]
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Thirty-three students from 16 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 34th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Their films will be screened for and judged by Academy members, who will vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, may be presented in each of four categories. Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the awards ceremony on June 9. In the narrative category, the finalists are: "Deacon's Mondays," Destin Cretton and Lowell Frank (San Diego State University); "The Drill," Joel Davenport (University of North Carolina, Wilmington); "High Maintenance," Phillip Van, (NYU); "House of the Olive Trees," Thouly Dosios (UCLA); "Rundown," Patrick Alexander (Florida State University, Tallahassee); "Screening," Anthony Green (NYU); "The Second Coming," Ya' Ke Smith (University of Texas at Austin); "The Second Line," John Magary, (Columbia University). Documentary finalists are: "Cross Your Eyes Keep Them Wide," Ben Wu (Stanford University); "Gimme Green," Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg (University of Florida, Gainesville); "In the Wake of Catastrophe," Trevor Hall (University of Nebraska, Lincoln); "Ladies of the Land," Megan Thompson (NYU); "Left in Baghdad," Peter Jordan and John Kane (Stanford University); "Long Haul," Erin Hudson (Stanford University); "Lumo," Bent-Jorgen S. Perlmutt and Nelson Walker, III (Columbia University); "Silences," Octavio Warnock-Graham (City College of New York). For more information including finalists in the animation and alternative sections, visit the AMPAS website. [Brian Brooks]