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May 27, 1994
Two students from Cal Arts in Valencia are among winners in the 21st annual Student Academy Award competition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the animation category, Vanessa Stella Schwartz of Cal Arts won the gold medal for "The Janitor," and in the documentary category, Cal Arts' Craig McTurk won a bronze medal for "Street Songs: Pittsburgh Street Singer Bill Borsey."
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June 8, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Sixteen young filmmakers took home prizes Saturday night at the 2013 Student Academy Awards at a ceremony at the Motion Picture Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Comedian and former Student Academy Award winner Bob Saget served as emcee for the evening. Writer-director Kimberly Peirce and actors Clark Gregg, Jason Schwartzman and Quvenzhané Wallis presented the awards. The academy established the awards in 1972  “to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.”  Past Student Academy Award winners include filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee. Winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won eight awards.  Thirteen student filmmakers from the U.S. and three international student filmmakers were named winners in the alternative, animation, documentary, narrative and foreign film categories.
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June 11, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Future Filmmakers: Daryl Hannah, Rebecca DeMornay and Robby Benson will be celebrity presenters at the 19th annual Student Academy Awards ceremony Sunday given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Winning films in the dramatic, documentary, animation, experimental and foreign film categories will be screened after the awards are handed out. The 6:30 p.m. event at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater is open to the public.
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June 26, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When animator Brooke Keesling won a Student Academy Award, she thanked her plastic surgeon. The 32-year-old Studio City woman triumphed the old-fashioned way--by turning some of life's lemons into the sweet lemonade of art. Her five-minute animated movie, which topped a field of 49 entries, is a comic take on an unlikely subject: the heartbreak of having really large breasts. Honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this month, Keesling's movie is called "Boobie Girl."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1999
Applications will be accepted through April 1 for the 26th annual Student Academy Awards competition, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Categories include alternative, animation, documentary and narrative.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1991 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dressed in standard black attire or traditional suits with "personal statement" ties, honored student filmmakers gathered at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Sunday night for the 18th annual Student Academy Awards, which have previously honored filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Saget. Four films were honored out of 306 national entries for categories in best animation, best drama, best documentary, and the Directors Guild Student Award.
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July 2, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and MICHELE BOTWIN, Paul Lieberman and Michele Botwin are Times staff writers; Lieberman reported from New York and Botwin from Los Angeles
Assigned to write a script for a 12-minute movie soon after arriving at NYU's film school, Ari Gold first came up with a story about a bar. He read it and tossed it. Then he tried a more personal subject: his mother's death. He churned out 18 pages in one evening in that fall of 1997. He called it "Helicopter," after the craft that crashed near San Francisco in 1991, killing his mom and her famous companion, rock promoter Bill Graham.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Sixteen young filmmakers took home prizes Saturday night at the 2013 Student Academy Awards at a ceremony at the Motion Picture Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Comedian and former Student Academy Award winner Bob Saget served as emcee for the evening. Writer-director Kimberly Peirce and actors Clark Gregg, Jason Schwartzman and Quvenzhané Wallis presented the awards. The academy established the awards in 1972  “to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.”  Past Student Academy Award winners include filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee. Winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won eight awards.  Thirteen student filmmakers from the U.S. and three international student filmmakers were named winners in the alternative, animation, documentary, narrative and foreign film categories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When animator Brooke Keesling won a Student Academy Award, she thanked her plastic surgeon. The 32-year-old Studio City woman triumphed the old-fashioned way--by turning some of life's lemons into the sweet lemonade of art. Her five-minute animated movie, which topped a field of 49 entries, is a comic take on an unlikely subject: the heartbreak of having really large breasts. Honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this month, Keesling's movie is called "Boobie Girl."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1994
Loyola Marymount University will screen the regional finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 21st Annual Student Academy Awards on May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the school's Mayer Theater. The screenings are free and open to the public. A jury that includes film editor Jules Engel and Times film critic Peter Rainer will judge the films, and the winners will be announced following the screening.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and MICHELE BOTWIN, Paul Lieberman and Michele Botwin are Times staff writers; Lieberman reported from New York and Botwin from Los Angeles
Assigned to write a script for a 12-minute movie soon after arriving at NYU's film school, Ari Gold first came up with a story about a bar. He read it and tossed it. Then he tried a more personal subject: his mother's death. He churned out 18 pages in one evening in that fall of 1997. He called it "Helicopter," after the craft that crashed near San Francisco in 1991, killing his mom and her famous companion, rock promoter Bill Graham.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1999
Applications will be accepted through April 1 for the 26th annual Student Academy Awards competition, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Categories include alternative, animation, documentary and narrative.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1994
Two students from Cal Arts in Valencia are among winners in the 21st annual Student Academy Award competition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the animation category, Vanessa Stella Schwartz of Cal Arts won the gold medal for "The Janitor," and in the documentary category, Cal Arts' Craig McTurk won a bronze medal for "Street Songs: Pittsburgh Street Singer Bill Borsey."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Future Filmmakers: Daryl Hannah, Rebecca DeMornay and Robby Benson will be celebrity presenters at the 19th annual Student Academy Awards ceremony Sunday given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Winning films in the dramatic, documentary, animation, experimental and foreign film categories will be screened after the awards are handed out. The 6:30 p.m. event at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater is open to the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1991 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dressed in standard black attire or traditional suits with "personal statement" ties, honored student filmmakers gathered at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Sunday night for the 18th annual Student Academy Awards, which have previously honored filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Saget. Four films were honored out of 306 national entries for categories in best animation, best drama, best documentary, and the Directors Guild Student Award.
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