Academy of Motion Pictures Student Academy Awards


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
Annual competition in which student filmmakers – many of whom have gone on to successful careers in movies and television – are judged and awarded trophies and cash grants by members of the Academy. ___________________________________________________________________ Film Categories: Films are judged in four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative, and Alternative.
Must be a full-time student in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Film must have been made in a teacher-student relationship within the institution's curricular structure. If filmmaker has graduated or left the program, film may be submitted no later than one year from filmmaker's date of departure. Each year an outstanding student filmmaker from outside the U.S. is also honored.
Selection Criteria: 
Entries are judged on resourcefulness, originality, entertainment, and production quality without regard to cost of production or subject matter.
There are no citizenship requirements for this award.
Program Deadline: 
Usually April 1.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.