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.
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.