BEVERLY HILLS — Three student films, selected from 51 entries representing 29 countries, have been selected as winners in the Foreign Film category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.
The student filmmakers will be brought to LA to join US-based Student Academy Award recipients for a week of industry activities. The festivities will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The 2012 Foreign Film winners are listed alphabetically by film title:
- "For Elsie," David Winstone, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
- "Of Dogs and Horses," Thomas Stuber, Film Academy Baden-Wüerttemberg, Germany
- "The Swing of the Coffin Maker," Elmar Imanov, The International Film School Cologne, Germany
Academy members have viewed these films at special screenings to determine the winners’ placements – Gold, Silver or Bronze – which will be revealed at the June 9 ceremony. Gold Medal award winners receive cash grants of $5,000, Silver Medal award winners receive $3,000 and Bronze Medal award winners receive $2,000. Several past winners in the Foreign Film competition have gone on to earn further recognition from the Academy.
The 39th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 9 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available online at www.oscars.org.