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Student Academy Award Winners Announced

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 15, 2012 at 3:33PM

U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories.
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Student Academy Awards

U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories. The winners will join Foreign Film category winners (from Germany and the UK) in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities. An awards ceremony on June 9 will declare the category placements.

You can "follow the journeys" of how each of the winners got to this stage here. Details on the free and open public ceremony are here.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title in each category):

Alternative


"The Reality Clock," Amanda Tasse, University of Southern California*

Animation


"Eyrie," David Wolter, California Institute of the Arts


"The Jockstrap Raiders," Mark Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles


"My Little Friend," Eric Prah, Ringling College of Art and Design

Documentary


"Dying Green," Ellen Tripler, American University


"Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment," Keiko Wright, New York University


"Lost Country," Heather Burky, Art Institute of Jacksonville

Narrative


"Nani," Justin Tipping, American Film Institute


"Narcocorrido," Ryan Prows, American Film Institute


"Under," Mark Raso, Columbia University

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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.