2012 Student Academy Award Nominees

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The complete list of nominees is posted here. Below are links or embeded trailers for the nine Animation category nominees and two from the Alternative category. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9th, at 6 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Chocolate Milk by Eliza Kinkz, University of California, Los Angeles


Eyrie by David Wolter, California Institute of the Arts


The Jockstrap Raiders by Mark Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles


La Lune et le Coq by Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, Rochester Institute of Technology


The Reality Clock by Amanda Tasse, University of Southern California (nominated as Alternative Film)


Terra Cotta Warrior by Bin Li, Rochester Institute of Technology (nominated as Alternative Film)


Cowboy, Clone, Dust by Matthew Christensen, New York University


The rest of the nominees are:

Lizard and the Ladder by Aaron Bristow, Utah Valley University

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

Reviving Redwood by Matt Sullivan, Ringling College of Art and Design

Shinobi Blues by Yue Liu, School of Visual Arts


  • Ryan

    Thumbs up for Eyrie by David Wolter!

  • pizzaforeveryone

    congrats to all!

    cowboy, clone, dust is one of my favorite shorts. ever.

  • Jens

    congrats, they look really promising. What I don’t understand though is why the academy does not allow non US films to be entered except for the best foreign film. However that always seems a tad unfair as you have animation, live action and documentary mixed in one category. -and for the actual academy award it’s different.

  • http://los-utopicos.blogspot.mx/ allari

    Another vote for Eyrie :D

  • Lib

    I thought the film couldn’t be online in order to be selected for this.