Academy Reveals 2023 Student Academy Award® Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 50th Student Academy Awards® competition.  The ceremony will be held October 24, 2023. All winning films are now eligible for the 96th Oscars.

This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 2,443 entries from 720 colleges and universities around the world.  The 2023 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award® winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.

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The winners are (listed alphabetically by category):
Leo Behrens, "Skin," American Film Institute 

Gabriel Augerai, Romain Augier & Yannick Jacquin, "Boom," École des Nouvelles Images, France
César Luton, Achille Pasquier & Clémence Bailly, "Diplomatie de l'Éclipse," MoPA 3D Animation School, France
Lisa Kenney, "Mum's Spaghetti," National Film and Television School, United Kingdom.

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Lyuwei Chen, "Duet," New York University 
Jean Chapiro, "Hasta Encontrarlos (Till We Find Them)," Columbia University
Giorgio Ghiotto, "Wings of Dust," New York University 

Mark Gerstorfer, "Invisible Border," Filmakademie Wien, Austria
Iain Aigin Stronach Forbes, "Revisited," Den Norske Filmskolen, Norway
Tamara Denić, "Istina (Truth)," Hamburg Media School, Germany.

First-time honors go to École des Nouvelles Images (France).

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All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2023 Oscars® in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Film category.  Past winners have gone on to receive 67 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared 12 awards.

Students will participate in an in-person award ceremony on Tuesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the four award categories will be announced at the ceremony.

The 50th Student Academy Awards ceremony on October 24 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets may be obtained online at starting today.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard.

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The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world's largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema's past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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