2013 Student Academy Award Finalists Announced
Erbgut (Liquidation), Matthias Zuder, Hamburg Media School, Germany
För Sverige i Tiden (King of Sweden), Jonas Westbom, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden
Kanyekanye, Miklas Manneke, AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, South Africa
The Library of Burned Books, Alasdair Beckett-King, London Film School, United Kingdom
Miss Todd, Kristina Yee, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom
MO, Jakub Kouril, FAMU, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Parvaneh,Talkhon Hamzavi, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
To Guard a Mountain, Izer Aliu, The Norwegian Filmschool, Norway
Tweesprong (Crossroads), Wouter Bouvijn, Rits School of Arts, Erasmus College Brussels, Belgium
To reach this stage, U.S. students competed in one of three regional competitions. Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories. The Student Academy Awards Executive Committee screened and voted on the finalists in the Foreign Film category.
The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Notable alums include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.
The 40th Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 8 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available now online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.