Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards supports and encourages filmmaking at the college level. The 2020 Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures.
Who is eligible to apply for the awards?
For the domestic competition, the student filmmaker must be enrolled as a college student, either full-time or part-time, within one year of entering the competition. The college or university must be degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university recognized by the SAA Executive Committee.
For students attending colleges outside the USA, please check the website.
There are multiple eligibility requirements for both the domestic and international competitions, so make sure you check the website early and often.
There are multiple opportunities to create a variety of films. These include the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative, and Alternative/Experimental.
What are the 2020 Student Academy Awards?
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Awards (which include cash grants of $5000, $3000 and $2000, respectively, and a trip to Los Angeles for SAA Week) are awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding achievements in student filmmaking.
What is the deadline to apply for the awards?
This year’s deadline for all films is June 1, 2021.
Want to check out last year’s awards ceremony, including winners and pictures? Of course you do! Click here to view!
Questions? If you have any questions please contact the Student Academy Awards team: Shawn Guthrie, Sr. Manager, or Hector Garcia, Coordinator, at 310-247-3031 or [email protected].
Best of luck to all you creative filmmakers!