Medalists Revealed For The 2020 Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today will honor 18 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards® ceremony, to be held virtually for the first time.  The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal awards will be announced and presented by experimental filmmaker Shunsaku Hayashi, Oscar®-winning animator Glen Keane, Oscar-winning filmmaker and 1983 Student Academy Award® winner Spike Lee, and filmmakers Dawn Porter and Lulu Wang.  Hosted by actor-director Eugenio Derbez, the ceremony is available now on StudentAcademyAwards.org

The 2020 Student Academy Award medalists are:

Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)
Gold: "Simulacra," Curry Sicong Tian, University of Southern California

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "Ciervo," Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, Rhode Island School of Design
Silver: "Mime Your Manners," Kate Namowicz and Skyler Porras, Ringling College of Art & Design
Bronze: "Hamsa," Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca and Chrisy Baek, School of Visual Arts

Animation (International Film Schools)
Gold: "The Beauty," Pascal Schelbli, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "Unfinished Lives," Yucong Chen, University of Southern California 
Silver: "The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins," Allison A. Waite, University of Southern California
Bronze: "Making Waves," Laura Zéphirin, New York University

Documentary (International Film Schools)
Gold: "Dear Father...," Maren Klakegg, Westerdals Institute of Film and Media, Kristiania University College (Norway) 

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "Umama," Talia Smith, New York University
Silver: "Bittu," Karishma Dube, New York University
Bronze: "Sweet Potatoes," Rommel Villa Barriga, University of Southern California

Narrative (International Film Schools)
Gold: "My Dear Corpses," German Golub, Baltic Film & Media School, Tallinn University (Estonia) 
Silver: "Crescendo," Percival Argüero Mendoza, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (Mexico)
Bronze: "I Was Still There When You Left Me," Marie Mc Court, Institut des Arts de Diffusion (Belgium) 

All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2020 Oscars® in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category.  Past winners have gone on to receive 64 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 13 awards. 

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