The jury of the Student Academy Awards has revealed 14 winners for this year’s 50th edition, three of which are animated.
According to the Academy, it received 2,443 entries this year from 720 colleges and universities around the world. Ten animated shorts were nominated this year, see them all here.
By winning a Student Academy Award, each title is now qualified for the next edition of the Oscars. Last year, Lachlan Pendragon’s An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It segued a Student Academy Award win into an Oscar nomination.
This year’s 14 winners will be invited to attend an in-person awards ceremony on October 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where they will find out who won the gold, silver, and bronze in each category.
Here are this year’s Student Academy Award winners.
Boom, Gabriel Augerai, Romain Augier, Yannick Jacquin, École des Nouvelles Images (France)
Two dumb birds try their best to protect their eggs from a volcano eruption. This is the first time a film from École des Nouvelles Images has won a Student Academy Award.
Diplomatie de L’Éclipse, Cesar Luton, Achille Pasquier, Clémence Bailly, MoPA 3D Animation School (France)
Humankind receives notice from the Sun and Moon that humanity will vanish at a moment of alignment, a total eclipse. The World Council sends its best negotiator to stop that outcome.
Mum’s Spaghetti, Lisa Kenney, National Film and Television School (United Kingdom)
Master MC Poppy and her beatboxing border terrier Snoop look to make themselves known in a new neighborhood and new community. But are they as hard as they imagine?
Pictured at top: Mum’s Spaghetti, Boom, Diplomatie de L’Éclipse