BAFTA Announces Finalists for Student Film Awards

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The finalists come from USC, UCLA and Filmakademie Wien.

BAFTA has announced its finalists for the 2017 Student Film Awards.

Nine students have been chosen out of 400 submissions from film schools in 15 countries. Finalists come from USC, U.C. Berkeley and UCLA, as well as international programs at the University of London and University of South Wales.

Winners will be chosen in three categories: live action, animation and documentary; there is also a special jury prize. The animation prize now boasts a new sponsor in Laika Studios, the Oregon-based stop-motion house responsible for Oscar nominee Kubo and the Two Strings.

The BAFTA student film awards are meant to identify up-and-coming young filmmaking talent from a wide range of backgrounds.  

The winners will be announced during a June 22 gala ceremony at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

See the full list of finalists below.

ANIMATION

ADAM
Directed by: Evelyn Jane Ross, Rhode Island School of Design

ONCE UPON A LINE
Directed by: Alicja Jasina, USC

THE WISHGRANTER

Directed by: Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu, Ringling College

 

DOCUMENTARY

4.1 MILES
Directed by: Daphne Matziaraki, UC Berkeley

THE FEMALE VOICE
Directed by: Julia dos Santos of Goldsmiths, University of London

LIVING BEHIND NUMBERS
Directed by: Martin Read, University of South Wales

 

LIVE ACTION          

DEKALB ELEMENTARY
Directed by: Reed Van Dyk, UCLA

F**KING DRAMA
Directed by: Michael Podogil, Filmakademie Wien

NOCTURNE IN BLACK
Directed by: Jimmy Keyrouz, Columbia University

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