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sethboydenSeth Boyden, a 2015 graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, has been named a winner of a Student Academy Award for his short film, “An Object at Rest.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made the announcement Tuesday. In all, 15 students from the United States and Europe were selected for the honor.

Boyden (Film/Video BFA ’15) previously won the Woody Award for “An Object at Rest” at this year’s CalArts Character Animation Producers’ Show.

Seven films were nominated in the Best Animation category; three were named winners. The other two are “Soar” by Academy of Art’s Alyce Tzue and “Taking the Plunge” by the School of Visual Arts’ Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

The medal placements in all categories will be announced during the Student Academy Awards ceremony on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event is free but ticketed.

The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past winners include CalArts alumni John Lasseter (Film/Video BFA 79), Pete Docter (Film/Video BFA 90), David Wolter and Eusong Lee (Film/Video BFA 2013).

 

42nd Student Academy Awards

Sept. 17, 7:30 pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Free

 

 

ampas[AMPAS, Aug. 25] – The Academy has voted fifteen students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 47 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  Previous winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative

“Chiaroscuro,” Daniel Drummond, Chapman University, California

“Zoe,” ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York

Animation

“An Object at Rest,” Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts

“Soar,” Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco

“Taking the Plunge,” Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts

Documentary

“Boxeadora,” Meg Smaker, Stanford University

“I Married My Family’s Killer,” Emily Kassie, Brown University

“Looking at the Stars,” Alexandre Peralta, University of Southern California

Narrative

“Day One,” Henry Hughes, American Film Institute, California

“Stealth,” Bennett Lasseter, American Film Institute

“This Way Up,” Jeremy Cloe, American Film Institute

Foreign Film

“Everything Will Be Okay…,” Patrick Vollrath, Filmakademie Wien, Austria

“Fidelity,” Ilker Catak, Hamburg Media School, Germany

“The Last Will,” Dustin Loose, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Students will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the five award categories will be announced at the ceremony.

First-time honors go to Chapman University in the Alternative category and Filmakademie Wien in the Foreign Film competition.  Academy members voted the winners from a field of 33 finalists, announced last month.

The 42nd Student Academy Awards ceremony on September 17 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets may be obtained online at Oscars.org today.  Any remaining tickets will be made available at the door on the evening of the event.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

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

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3 Comments

  1. Well done! As a voice actor who makes a living in Animation, it’s great to see the next generation of filmmakers earning recognition in our industry.

  2. I watched his short and it was GREAT!!! I’m rooting for him and an Academy Award!!!!!

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