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Academy Picks 11 Winners of Student Academy Awards

Academy Picks 11 Winners of Student Academy Awards

Academy Picks 11 Winners of Student Academy Awards

by Christopher Henderson

The Student Academy Awards will be given to 11 recipients. Credit: courtesy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 11 winners of its 30th-annual Student Academy Awards. Award winners were revealed in five categories: narrative, documentary, animation, alternative, and honorary foreign. The films range from an animated short about a vegetable’s search for family to a documentary about AIDS orphans in Kenya.

In June, the students will participate in a week-long celebration in Los Angeles which includes industry-related activities and social events and culminates on June 8 with an awards ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. At the ceremony the Academy will announce gold ($5,000), silver ($3,000), and bronze ($2,000) winners. The honorary foreign film winner, selected from 38 entries made in 25 different countries, will receive a $1000 grant.

The 2003 winners are:


“fine.”Michael Downing and Philip Svoboda, American Film Institute

“Jesus Henry Christ”Dennis Lee, Columbia University

“La Milpa”Patricia Riggen, Columbia University


“Indiana Aria”Elizabeth Pollock, University of California, Berkeley

“Left Behind”Christof Putzel, Connecticut College

“Those Who Trespass”Renee Fischer, Stanford University


“The Projects Lumiere”Waleed Moursi, California Institute of Arts


“Bert”Moonsong Lee, San Francisco Academy of Art

“Perpetual Motion”Kimberly Miner, Rochester Institute of Technology

“A Work In Progress”Wes Ball, Florida State University

Honorary Foreign Film:

“The Red Jacket”Florian Baxmeyer, University of Hamburg, Germany

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