BAFTA LA Unveils Student Film Award Finalists, Jury Members

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Pixar's Pete Docter and STX's Sophie Watts are among the filmmakers chosen for the special jury.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles on Tuesday unveiled the finalists for the BAFTA US Student Film Awards.

The BAFTA US Student Film Awards Committee has chosen the following films as finalists: 219 (Ed Hancox, UT Austin), El Adios (Clara Roquet, Columbia) None of That (Anna Paddock, Isabela Littger and Kritti Kauer, Ringling School of Art and Design) An Object at Rest (Seth Boyden Cal Arts), Seide (Elnura Osmonalieva, MYU), Spark (Juan Martinez Vera, USC), Unremarkable (Jared Anderson, AFI) and Where We Stand (Kristine Stolakis, Stanford).

Finalists were chosen from 245 submitted films. All finalist filmmakers are invited to attend BAFTA’s year-round educational events in the U.S.

Also announced were several members of the special jury, which will choose the Special Jury Prize: Pixar director Pete Docter, Oscar-winning editor William Goldenburg and STX Entertainment president Sophie Watts.

Selected films will be screened during a June 16 gala ceremony, where BAFTA Los Angeles members will cast their vote onsite to decide the winner.

The BAFTA US Student Film Awards is a collaborative initiative by BAFTA Los Angeles and BAFTA New York, with the finalist announcements made at simultaneous events in the two cities.