BY Iride Aparicio

Photos Credit: Academy Publicity

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® competition. The Gold, Silver and Bronze medal awards in the seven award categories that were presented by Oscar®-winning filmmaker and l992 student Academy Awards(® winner Pete Docter, Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and filmmakers Marielle Heller and Nanfu Wang in a virtual program highlighting the winners and their films on Thursday, October 21.

With this article Cultural World Bilingual recognizes the merit of each and every winner student because this year The Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1404 submissions from 210 domestic and 126 international colleges and universities. 

The 2021 winners join the ranks of such past student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis. The Ceremony was hosted by Amandha Stenberg.

The 2021 Student Academy Award medalists are:
Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and international Film Schools) Gold: "Frozen Out" Hao Zhou, University of Iowa.

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "Unforgotten," Sujin Kirn, California Institute of the Arts.  Silver: "Barking Orders, "Alexander Tullo, Ringling College of Art and Design Bronze:"Slumber with Snakes," Teagan Barrone, Cleveland Institute of Art.

Animation (International Film Schools
Gold "Les Chaussures de Louis," Théo Jamin, Karyiu Leung and Marion Philippe, MoPa (France)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "When they're Gone." Kristen Hwang, University of California, Berkeley
 Silver: "Eagles Rest in Liargsham" Bohao Liu New York University, Bronze: Not Just a Name: De Onna Young-Stephens, University of Southern California.

Documentary (International Film Schools)
Gold "Why Didn't You Stay for Me?" Milou Gevers, Nederlandse Filmademie (The Netherlands)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: "When the Sun Sets," Phumi Morare, Chapman University.
Silver: "Close ties to Home Country" Akanksha Cruczynski, Columbia College, Chicago. Bronze: "No Law, No Heaven," Kristi Hoi, University of California Los Angeles.

Narrative (International Film Schools)
Gold: "Tala Vision" Murad Abu Eisheh Filmakademia Baden-Würtemberg (Germany) Silver: "Adisa," Simon Denda, Hochschule Fur Fernsahen Und Film Mümchen (Germany) Bronze: "Bad Omen," Salar Pashtoonyar, York University (Canada)

First-time honors go to the University of Iowa and Cleveland Institute of Art.
All Student Academy Award-winning Films are eligible to compete for the 2021 Oscars® in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to receive 65 Oscar Nominations and have won or share 14 awards.

The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities with the industry to showcase their work.