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CalArts Student Academy Film Award Winners

By Year

37th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 12, 2010

Animation
Bronze Medal:
Lifeline, Andres Salaff

  • A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love. 

35th Annual Student Academy Awards 

June 7, 2008

Animation

Gold Medal:
Zoologic, Nicole Mitchell

  • A fussy zookeeper maintains strict order in his zoo by arranging the animals to his liking. 

33rd Annual Student Academy Awards

June 10, 2006

Animation
Gold Medal:
The Possum, Chris Choy

  • An apple farmer and a possum fight to the finish. 

30th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 8, 2003

Alternative
Gold Medal:
The Projects Lumiere, Waleed Moursi

  • A modern look at the Lumiere brothers’ style of filmmaking. A one shot movie using only a static camera.

29th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 9, 2002

Animation
Silver Medal:
The Velvet Tigress, Jen Sachs

  • A chronicle of the 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd “Trunk Murders” trial. 

28th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 10, 2001

Animation
Gold Medal:
"Boobie” Girl, Brooke Keesling.

  • A young girl learns that one must be careful what one wishes for. 

27th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 11, 2000

Animation
Gold Medal:
Al Tudi Tuhak (Long,Long Ago), Tod Polson 

  • Inspired by the art and myth of tribes of the Northwest coast. 

26th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 13, 1999

Animation
Silver Medal:

Between the Lines, Jamie Maxfield

  • An animated sketchbook on figure drawing.

21st Annual Student Academy Awards

June 12, 1994

Animation
Gold Medal:
The Janitor, Vanessa Stella Schwartz

  • God has a...Janitor? 

Bronze Medal:
Street Songs: Pittsburgh Street Singer Bill Dorsey, Craig McTurk

  • A street singer remains optimistic despite blindness, poverty and family abuse.

20th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 13, 1993

Animation
Bronze Medal: 
The Wind, Drew King

  • A colorful world of theater and dance comes alive inside a sleeping man's clock.

Experimental
Silver Medal:
Seven Lucky Charms, Lisa Mann

  • Exploring the emotional reality of battered women. 

19th Annual Student Academy Awards

June 14, 1992

Animation
Gold Medal:
Next Door, Peter H. Docter

  • A man has his dull, orderly routine interupted by the noisy kid next door. 

15th Annual Student Film Awards

June 12, 1988

Merit:
Why, Suzanne Dimant

  • The story of a starving third-world infant, set to a song by Harry Chapin.

13th Annual Student Film Awards

June 8, 1986

Documentary
Achievement: 
Songs of Wool: Vena Tipton's Hooked Rugs, Cathey Edwards

  • An intimate portrait of a 91-year-old folk artist. The hundreds of hooked rugs which cover the walls and floors of her home offer a direct window into her philosophy and life experiences.

12th Annual Student Film Awards

June 16, 1985

Animation
Observational Hazard, William G. Kopp

  • Violence, sex, birth, television and their effects on a hapless individual.

11th Annual Student Film Awards

June 10, 1984

Merit:
Mr. Gloom, William G. Kopp

  • As Mr. Gloom walks through one obstacle after another, a phantom hand pulls him into a cartoon fantasy world.

9th Annual Student Film Awards

June 6, 1982

Animation
Achievement:
Guess Who's for Dinner, Kathy Zielinski

  • Spinach monster attacks a child during dinner. 

8th Annual Student Film Awards

June 7, 1981

Experimental
Commuter, Michael M. Patterson

  • A close look at a member of the city workforce seen in the context of a machine-like metro-environment.

7th Annual Student
Film Awards

June 8, 1980

Animation
Nitemare, John Lasseter

  • A small boy has a nightmare.

6th Annual Student Film Awards

June 3, 1979

Animation
Achievement:
Lady and the Lamp, John Lasseter 

  • A story of a lamp from a broken home that eventually finds happiness. 

4th Annual Student Film Awards

May 22, 1977

Animation
The Muse, Paul W. Demeyer

  • The struggle between the creator and his creative mind (inspiration) and where it all ends.

3rd Annual Student Film Awards

June 23, 1976

Animation
Fame, Mark Kirkland, Richard Jefferies

  • Graphically animated film made to the song "Fame" by David Bowie.
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