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AMPAS Calls for Entries to the 2013 Student Academy Awards Competition

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2013 at 4:24PM

The Academy is now accepting entries for the 40th edition of the Student Academy Awards competition, which will hand out Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at a presentation on June 8.
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The Academy is now accepting entries for the 40th edition of the Student Academy Awards competition, which will hand out Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at a presentation on June 8. Categories include Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Foreign Student Film, and the competition is open to full-time college and university students whose films are produced within the curriculum of a film program or class. More details below and here. Here are last year's winners.

For 2013, the Academy has again limited the accepted accreditation agencies for U.S. institutions to the following: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

U.S. entries must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2013.

In the Foreign Student 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 (www.cilect.org) and located outside the borders of the United States.

The deadline to submit a foreign student film for consideration is Friday, March 22, 2013.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Shorts, News, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences


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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.