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Miner Gets the Gold at Student Academy Awards

Kimberly Miner from Rochester Institute of Technology won the Gold Medal for her film, PERPETUAL MOTION, in the animation category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 30th Annual Student Academy Awards competition June 8, 2003. She was among 11 winning film students from nine U.S. universities participated in several days of industry-related activities and social events prior to the awards presentation ceremony at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

In the Animation category, the Silver Medal went to BERT from Moonsung Lee at Academy of Art College, San Francisco and the Bronze was given to A WORK IN PROGRESS by Wes Ball of Florida State University, Tallahassee.

In addition to trophies, gold medal winners received $5,000, silver medal winners were awarded $3,000 and bronze medal winners took home $2,000. These students first competed in one of three regional competitions. Each region was permitted to send the Academy as many as three films in each of the four categories. The finalist films were then screened and voted on by Academy members to select the winners. To see all the winners and find out more about the competition go to