The Academy Launches 2019 Student Academy Awards® Competition

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(Last Updated On: April 12, 2019)

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Winners Eligible for Oscars®

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2019 – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2019 Student Academy Awards® competition. All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019.

The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution.

The international competition allows two options for students at international film schools to submit their films. In addition to CILECT-member schools submitting one student film per international film school category, international students may now enter films that qualify through film festivals recognized by the Student Academy Awards Executive Committee.

For the fifth year, students are asked to submit their films online using FilmFreeway, a widely used festival and competition platform. Complete rules and a link to the online submission platform are available at www.oscars.org/saa.

The 46th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 17, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

In 1972, the Academy established the Student Academy Awards to provide a platform for emerging global filmmakers by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.
Past winners have gone on to receive 62 Oscar nominations and have won 11 awards. Student Academy Award winners include filmmakers Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.

The Academy Launches 2019 Student Academy Awards® Competition

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