Academy of Motion Pictures — Student Academy Awards

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

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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: 

Information on this program is offered for the benefit of our students. The Fellowships Office does not at this time, however, work with applicants to this program.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132