The 39th Student Academy Awards | 2012
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Friday, June 8, 2012
Highlights
  • 39th Student Academy Awards -- Animation (Gold Medal): David Wolter
    David Wolter, Animation Gold Medal
  • 39th Student Academy Awards -- Documentary (Silver Medal): Ellen Tripler
    Ellen Tripler, Documentary Silver Medal
  • 39th Student Academy Awards -- Narrative (Bronze Medal): Justin Tipping
    Justin Tipping, Narrative Bronze Medal
Memorable Moments
  • Academy President Tom Sherak, Laura Dern, Greg Kinnear, Mena Suvari and Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Ryan Prows and Justin Tipping and David Wolter
  • Mark Nelson, Ryan Prows and Ellen Tripler

Winners

Alternative

"The Reality Clock"
Gold Medal
"The Reality Clock" by Amanda Tasse
University of Southern California

Animation

“Eyrie”
Gold Medal
"Eyrie" by David Wolter
California Institute of the Arts
“My Little Friend”
Bronze Medal
"My Little Friend" by Eric Prah
Ringling College of Art and Design
“The Jockstrap Raiders”
Silver Medal
"The Jockstrap Raiders" by Mark Nelson
University of California, Los Angeles

Documentary

“Dying Green”
Gold Medal
"Dying Green" by Ellen Tripler
American University
“Lost Country”
Bronze Medal
"Lost Country" by Heather Burky
Art Institute of Jacksonville
“Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment”
Silver Medal
"Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment" by Keiko Wright
New York University

Foreign

"For Elsie"
Gold Medal
"For Elsie" by David Winstone
University of Westminster United Kingdom
"The Swing of the Coffin Maker"
Bronze Medal
"The Swing of the Coffin Maker" by Elmar Imanov
The International Film School Cologne, Germany
"Of Dogs and Horses"
Silver Medal
"Of Dogs and Horses" by Thomas Stuber
Film Academy Baden-Wüerttemberg Germany

Narrative

“Nani”
Gold Medal
"Nani" by Justin Tipping
American Film Institute
“Under”
Bronze Medal
"Under" by Mark Raso 
Columbia University
“Narcocorrido”
Silver Medal
"Narcocorrido" by Ryan Prows
American Film Institute