On Thursday a great event took place, namely the 43rd Student Academy Awards ceremony, which was hosted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater found in Beverly Hills. Even though the list of recipients was announced beforehand, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals were announced for 7 categories. Joel Edgerton, Daisy Ridley, Parker Sawyer and Lucy Liu presented the big winners for the categories.
The event included this year for the first time separated awards for documentary, animation and narrative, inside the foreign film category, which was a well-received change. All the categoris had three medals, with the exception of foreign documentary and animation, where they organizers only awarded Gold Medals.
For the animation category, the winners were as follows: the bronze medal was taken by Carter Boyce, from the DePaul University, for “Die Flucht”, the second place was occupied by Echo Wu, from the Ringling College of Art and Design with “The Wishgranter”, while the gold medal went to Alicja Jasina from the USC with “Once Upon a Line”.
The alternative film awards winners were Johnny Coffeen (Maharishi University of Management) with “The Swan Girl”, who took the bronze medal, Yvonne Ng (City College of New York) with “Cloud Kumo” for second place, while the first place was taken by David Henry Gerson (American Film Institute), for “All These Voices”.
The narrative category was won by Brenna Malloy from Chapman University, with “Rocket”, on the third place, Brian Robau, also from Chapman University, for the second place, and Jimmy Keyrouz from Columbia University, with “Nocturne in Black” for the gold medal.
The Foreign Animation prize was won by Ahmad Saleh from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (found in Germany) for “Ayny – My Second Eye”, while the gold for the foreign documentary category was awarded to Maya Sarfaty, from the Tel Aviv University in Israel, for “The Most Beautiful Woman”.