Student Oscar Finalists Announced, 3 Films From ATLFF 2014 Included


Gregg Kilday, writing for the Hollywood Reporter

Forty-one students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities as well as 10 students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition.

Academy members will now vote to determine up to three winning films in each category. The winners, but not their medal placements, will be announced later this month. The winning students will then be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in an awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, on June 7 at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, at which time the gold, silver and bronze medalists will be revealed.

The full list of finalists is included in the Reporter article, but of course the three ATLFF 2014 alums caught our attention. They are: 

“Baxter,” Ty Coyle, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia (Animation)

“So You’ve Grown Attached,” Kate Tsang, New York University (Narrative)

“Scattered,” Lindsay Lindenbaum, School of Visual Arts, New York (Documentary)

Congratulations to all three finalists!