‘Boom,’ ‘Diplomatie de l’Éclipse,’ and ‘Mum’s Spaghetti’ honored in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2023 Oscars.
14 student films have been named winners at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 50th Student Academy Awards competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 2.443 entries from 720 colleges and universities around the world. The 2023 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen, and Robert Zemeckis.
The winners are (listed alphabetically by category):
Leo Behrens, Skin, American Film Institute
Gabriel Augerai, Romain Augier & Yannick Jacquin, Boom, École des Nouvelles Images, France
César Luton, Achille Pasquier & Clémence Bailly, Diplomatie de l’Éclipse, MoPA 3D Animation School, France
Lisa Kenney, Mum’s Spaghetti, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom
Lyuwei Chen, Duet, New York University
Jean Chapiro, Hasta Encontrarlos (Till We Find Them), Columbia University
Giorgio Ghiotto, Wings of Dust, New York University
Mark Gerstorfer, Invisible Border, Filmakademie Wien, Austria
Iain Aigin Stronach Forbes, Revisited, Den Norske Filmskolen, Norway
Tamara Denić, Istina (Truth), Hamburg Media School, Germany
First-time honors go to École des Nouvelles Images (France).
All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2023 Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Film category. Past winners have gone on to receive 67 Oscar nominations, winning or sharing 12 awards.
Students will participate in an in-person award ceremony on Tuesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the four award categories will be announced at the ceremony.
The 50th Student Academy Awards ceremony on October 24 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at oscars.org starting today. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard.
The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.