Student Academy Awards

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies. Typically, a minimum of three scholarships are awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a credited director of a submitted, eligible film.
  2. Must have been enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university recognized by the SAA Executive Committee as indicated by the “Student Academy Awards School Eligibility” criteria at the time the submitted film was made.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who show their excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth in motion pictures.

Application requirements for the Student Academy Awards are:

  • Application form.
Additional Information: Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Awards may be given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding achievements in student filmmaking in each of five domestic and international film school categories: Animation, Alternative/Experimental, Documentary, and Narrative (International Film Schools). Gold medals may be given in two international film school categories: Animation (International Film Schools) and Documentary (International Film Schools).

Award Amount: The academy provides winners with grants of $5,000 (Gold), $3000 (Silver), and $2000 (Bronze) Medal Awards and a trip to Los Angeles for SAA Week.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

Applicants submit a video in the appropriate format and category through a portal on the provider website. The provider lists the details of approved formats. No entry may be longer than 40 minutes including opening and closing credits. All entries submitted must be in English, subtitled in English, or dubbed in English. Entries must be submitted online through the designated SAA submission portal on or before close of business on the last day of the above defined Eligibility Period.
Contact: Shawn Guthrie or Hector Garcia
Address: - -, -- Not Applicable -- -

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