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2013 Student Academy Awards Deadlines Loom

Student Academy Awards David Wolter David Winsome2013 Student Academy Awards deadlines loom

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a reminder that the deadlines to submit entries for the 2013 Student Academy Awards competition are Friday, March 22 (in the Foreign Film category), and Monday, April 1 (all other categories). (Image: 2012 Student Academy Award winner David Wolter, director of the animated short Eyrie.)

The 40th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 8, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with cash prizes, may be handed out to student filmmakers in the Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary, and Foreign Film categories.

2013 Student Academy Awards eligibility rules

According to the Academy's press release, qualifying Foreign Film category entries are those from "full-time college and university students attending schools that are members of the international film school organization known as CILECT (cilect.org), and located outside the borders of the United States."

The Academy's release adds that the 2013 Student Academy Awards competition in all other categories "is open to all full-time college and university students at accredited U.S. institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools." For the 2013 Student Academy Awards, AMPAS's accepted accreditation agencies for U.S. institutions are Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information about the 2013 Student Academy Awards rules and to find online application forms, visit: http://www.oscars.org/saa.

Student Academy Awards and the Oscars

Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Academy Award nominations, and have won or shared eight Oscars. Among those are Oscar winner and six-time nominee Pete Docter (Up, WALL-E), and Live Action Short nominee Reto Caffi (On the Line / Auf der Strecke).

2012 Student Academy Award winner David Wolter photo: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.

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