Ten Students Win Academy Awards

Generic View - 84th Annual Academy Awards - H -2012
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Generic View - 84th Annual Academy Awards - H -2012

Ten students from nine U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th annual Student Academy Awards competition.

They will be brought to Los Angeles to join the international student winners in the Foreign Film category for a week of industry activities that will culminate with an awards ceremony on June 9 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. At the ceremony, the placements – whether gold, silver or bronze – will be announced.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title in each category):


“The Reality Clock,” Amanda Tasse, University of Southern California*

*Only one winner was selected in this category.


“Eyrie,” David Wolter, California Institute of the Arts

“The Jockstrap Raiders,” Mark Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles

“My Little Friend,” Eric Prah, Ringling College of Art and Design


“Dying Green,” Ellen Tripler, American University

“Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment,” Keiko Wright, New York University

“Lost Country,” Heather Burky, Art Institute of Jacksonville


“Nani,” Justin Tipping, American Film Institute

“Narcocorrido,” Ryan Prows, American Film Institute

“Under,” Mark Raso, Columbia University