LOS ANGELES — The Academy (www.oscars.org) is now accepting entries for its 2017 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 1st.
New this year, the competition has expanded to allow two options for students at international film schools to submit their films. In addition to CILECT-member schools submitting one student film per international film school category, international students may now enter films that qualify through film festivals recognized by the Student Academy Awards Executive Committee.
The US competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. For the third year, students are asked to submit their films online using FilmFreeway, a widely used festival and competition platform. Complete rules, the SAA qualifying film festivals list and a link to the online submission platform are available at www.oscars.org/saa.
The 44th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 12th, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Past winners have gone on to receive 57 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 10 awards.