Academy picks 11 for student nods


Eleven students from six colleges and universities have been declared winners of the 34th annual Student Academy Awards.

They'll receive gold, silver or bronze awards, accompanied by cash prizes of up to $5,000, in a June 9 ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills

Students first competed in one of three regional competitions and then as finalists in four awards categories. "Nevermore," a film by Germany's Toke Constantin Hebbeln, was chosen as the Honorary Foreign Film winner from a selection of 49 films from 33 countries, a record for the competition.

Past winners include Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis, John Lasseter and Trey Parker.

This year's winners:

"Fission," Kun-I Chang, School of Visual Arts, New York (Alternative).

"Art's Desire," Sarah Wickliffe, New York University (Animation).

"A Leg Up," Bevin Carnes, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla. (Animation).

"Mirage," Youngwoong Jang, School of Visual Arts, New York (Animation).

"Cross Your Eyes Keep Them Wide," Ben Wu, Stanford University (Documentary).

"Ladies of the Land," Megan Thompson, New York University (Documentary).

"Lumo," Bent-Jorgen S. Perlmutt and Nelson Walker III, Columbia University (Documentary).

"Rundown," Patrick Alexander, Florida State University (Narrative).

"Screening," Anthony Green, New York University (Narrative).

"Nevermore," Toke Constantin Hebbeln, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (Honorary Foreign Film).

"High Maintenance," Phillip Van, New York University (Narrative).