The Academy has announced its 2019 Student Academy Awards competition. Students across the U.S. and internationally can enter, and winners of the competition can become eligible for Oscars consideration. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019.
The competition has been the proving ground for several high-profile directors, who have received 62 Oscar nominations and won 11 Academy Awards. Past student winners include Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Cary Fukunaga. Shadow And Act's 2019 RISING Award winner Kelley Kali was the winner of last year's student competition.
The Academy said in their press release that the competition is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students "whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution." The competition also has two ways for international film school students to submit. "In addition to CILECT-member schools submitting one student per international film school category, international students may now enter films that qualify through film festivals recognized by the Student Academy Awards Executive Committee," states the organization.
Students must submit their film entries via festival and competition platform FilmFreeway. Rules and the submission link are available at the Oscars site.
The 46 Student Academy Awards presentation will take place Oct. 17 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. The 46th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
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