TV Academy Presents Student Awards. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has announced the winners of the 1998 College Television Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in college student film/video productions. Animation awards, sponsored by the Walter Lantz Foundation, were given out in both traditional and non-traditional categories. There will be a black tie Awards Gala on Sunday, March 7, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, followed by a public screening of the winning entries on Monday, March 8 (see Events below for additional information). The winners are:

Animation (Traditional)
1st - Paco by Daniel S. Murray (University of the Arts)
2nd - Martin Taylor by Wendell Lee (CalArts)
3rd - Mashed Potatoes by Barbara Shen (CalArts)

Animation (Non-Traditional)
1st- The Cut Above by Miran Shim (Pratt Institute)
2nd- Wild Card by Van Phan (USC)
3rd - A Letter From The Western Front by Daniel M. Kanemoto (NYU)

BAFTA Nominees Announced. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its 51st British Academy Film Awards. Nominees for The Best Short Animated Film are:

1001 Nights. 1998 1001 Nights Production/Bellsystem24.

The Canterbury Tales. © S4C.

In the category, The Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects, the nominees are Antz, Babe: Pig In The City, Saving Private Ryan, and The Truman Show. The awards, televised on the BBC, will be presented at the Business Design Centre in London on Sunday, April 11, 1999.

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