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2013 Student Academy Awards Deadlines Loom

2013 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 […]


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2013 Student Academy Awards Deadlines Loom



'The Time Machine': Student Academy Awards Finalists

'The Time Machine,' 'The Dust Machine' among Student Academy Awards 2011 finalists (image: Mark Kendall's 'The Time Machine') Finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Student Academy Awards competition have been announced. They are divided into four categories: Alternative, Animation, Documentary and Narrative. The finalists are the following (listed alphabetically by film title): Alternative Bitter, Vlad Korishev, the Art Institute of California, San Francisco The Dust Machine, Damon Mohl, University of Colorado, Boulder Unreal City, Bryan Bykowicz, University of Michigan-Dearborn The Vermeers, Tal S. Shamir, The New School, New York Animation The Birds Upstairs, Christopher Jarvis, New York University Correspondence, Zach Hyer, Pratt Institute, New York Defective Detective, Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida Dragonboy, Bernardo Warman, Academy of Art University, California The Girl and […]


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'The Time Machine': Student Academy Awards Finalists



Tribeca NYC Jury: From Whoopi Goldberg to Souleymane Cissé

Tribeca NYC film festival jury member Whoopi Goldberg. The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 20-May 1, has announced its jurors. [Full list of Tribeca 2011 jury.] In the internationally eclectic list are found Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé, Your Highness' David Gordon Green, The Tillman Story's Amir Bar-Lev, Bullets Over Broadway's Dianne Wiest, The Cove's Louie Psihoyos, Ghost's Whoopi Goldberg, Up in the Air's Anna Kendrick, American Gigolo's Lauren Hutton, The Sweet Hereafter filmmaker Atom Egoyan, and Sleepless in Seattle's Nora Ephron. Also: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work's Annie Sundberg, Little Miss Sunshine's Paul Dano, producer Christine Vachon, Little Children's Patrick Wilson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Michael Cera, and curiously, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. All that talent […]


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Tribeca NYC Jury: From Whoopi Goldberg to Souleymane Cissé



Penelope Spheeris & Henry Selick: Student Academy Award Presenters

Penelope Spheeris (top); Henry Selick (bottom) Along with The Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner, Oscar-nominated animator Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach) and director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilization) will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 37th Annual Student Academy Awards on Saturday, June 12. The 2010 ceremony will take place at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. As per the Academy's press release, “the awards ceremony is the culmination of a week of industry-related activities and social events that the Academy will host for the 13 student filmmakers from across the United States and one from the United Kingdom who have been selected as winners this […]


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Penelope Spheeris & Henry Selick: Student Academy Award Presenters



Zac Efron Shining Star & Michael Bay Latest 'Transformers'

June 17, '10, update: Zac Efron Shining Star Award. Actor Zac Efron, among whose credits are the musical Hairspray and the well-received box office disappointment Me and Orson Welles, was honored with the Maui Film Festival's Shining Star Award on June 16. Zac Efron will next star in the melodrama Charlie St. Cloud, directed by Burr Steers, and featuring Amanda Crew, Ray Liotta, Kim Basinger, and Chris Massoglia. Charlie St. Cloud opens in the US on July 30. Zac Efron movies In addition to the aforementioned Zac Efron movies, the actor could be seen in The Derby Stallion, the fantasy 17 Again, and the sleeper box office hit High School Musical 3: Senior Year. On TV, Efron could be spotted […]


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Zac Efron Shining Star & Michael Bay Latest 'Transformers'



'Deadline,' 'Prayers for Peace': Student Academy Awards Finalists

For the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition, 37 students from 21 US colleges and universities have been selected as finalists. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. (The number of members who actually attend the screenings is unclear.) Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate at the Student Academy Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The […]


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'Deadline,' 'Prayers for Peace': Student Academy Awards Finalists



James Franco 'Howl' Outfest Opening Night Gala, Student Academy Awards' Foreign Finalists

Aaron Tveit, James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl Documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Howl, their debut narrative feature, will be the Opening Night Gala screening at the 28th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Outfest) at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on July 8, '10. Starring James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Aaron Tveit, Treat Williams, and Jeff Daniels, Howl tells the story of counter-culture poet Allen Ginsberg (Franco), who became embroiled in a public obscenity trial in 1957 after writing the poem “Howl,” which made the usual sex-crazed prudes go ballistic thanks to lines such as “…who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and […]


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James Franco 'Howl' Outfest Opening Night Gala, Student Academy Awards' Foreign Finalists



John Landis, Gary Oldman: Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 36th Student Academy Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, June 13, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Above, John Landis, Cassandra Lizaire and Kelly Asmuth, winners of the Silver Medal in the Documentary Category for A Place to Land, with Alicia Tejada Photos: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S. Andreas Deja and Robyn Yannoukos, winner of the Gold Medal in the Alternative Category for Alice's Attic Gary Oldman, Jeremy Joffee Gary Oldman, Brendan Bellomo


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John Landis, Gary Oldman: Student Academy Awards





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