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2014 Student Academy Award Competition Now Underway

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 14, 2014 at 10:39AM

The Academy is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student Academy Award Competition. Past Student Oscar winners have gone on to nab 46 Academy Award nominations, and have won or shared eight awards. Winners include the likes of Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
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The Academy is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student Academy Award Competition. Past Student Oscar winners have gone on to nab 46 Academy Award nominations, and have won or shared eight awards. Winners include the likes of Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

Spike Lee

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with cash prizes, may be presented to student filmmakers in the following categories: Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Foreign Film.

The U.S. competition is open to all full-time college and university students at accredited institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools, with a submission deadline of April 1, 2014. The rules and online application forms are available on the Oscars website

In the Foreign Film category, entries are accepted only from full-time college and university students attending schools that are members of the international film school organization known as CILECT and located outside the borders of the United States. The deadline to submit a foreign student film for consideration is Friday, March 21, 2014.

The 41st Annual Student Academy Awards presentation will be held in June at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.