BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Fifteen aspiring filmmakers have already caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The academy has announced the winners of its Student Academy Awards, and says the student filmmakers will spend a week in Los Angeles as its guests before accepting their awards at a ceremony on Sept. 17 in Beverly Hills, California.
The winning entries were selected from 1,686 submissions. Past Student Academy Award winners include Pixar's Pete Docter and John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
This year's winners:
— "Chiaroscuro," Daniel Drummond, Chapman University, California.
— "Zoe," ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York.
— "An Object at Rest," Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts.
— "Soar," Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, California.
— "Taking the Plunge," Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts, New York.
— "Boxeadora," Meg Smaker, Stanford University, California.
— "I Married My Family's Killer," Emily Kassie, Brown University, Rhode Island.
— "Looking at the Stars," Alexandre Peralta, University of Southern California.
— "Day One," Henry Hughes, American Film Institute, California.
— "Stealth," Bennett Lasseter, American Film Institute, California.
— "This Way Up," Jeremy Cloe, American Film Institute, California.
— "Everything Will Be Okay.," Patrick Vollrath, Filmakademie Wien, Austria.
— "Fidelity," Ilker Catak, Hamburg Media School, Germany.
— "The Last Will," Dustin Loose, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.