student academy timeline - Student Academy Timeline
Robin Hessman (Brown University) and James Longley (Wesleyan University) receive the Documentary Silver Medal award for their film "Portrait of Boy with Dog." Longley would go on to earn two Academy Award nominations – for the documentary feature "Iraq in Fragments" (2006, with John Sinno) and for the documentary short subject "Sari's Mother" (2007).
Amanda Micheli of Harvard University receives the Documentary Silver Medal award for her film "Just for the Ride." Micheli would go on to receive a nomination, with Isabel Vega, at the 80th Academy Awards for the documentary short "La Corona (The Crown)."
Shane Acker receives the Animation Gold Medal award for his film "9." Acker would later earn an Animated Short Film nomination with "9" at the 78th Academy Awards. Two of Acker's fellow Student Academy Award winners from that year would also become Oscar nominees: Dan Krauss for the documentary short subject "The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club" and Ulrike Grote for the live action short subject "Ausreisser (The Runaway)."
At the 35th Student Academy Awards, Reto Caffi won the foreign category with his film "On the Line" ("Auf Der Strecke"), which was nominated later that year in the live-action short film category of the Academy Awards.
At the 36th Student Academy Awards, Gregg Helvey won the gold medal in the narrative category for his film "Kavi," which was nominated later that year in the live-action short film category of the Academy Awards.
At the 37th Student Academy Awards, Luke Matheny won the gold medal in the narrative category for his film "God of Love," which won the Academy Award later that year in the live-action short film category of the Academy Awards.
At the 38th Student Academy Awards, Max Zähle with his film “Raju,” won the bronze medal in the Foreign Film category, which was subsequently nominated in the Live-action Short Film category for the 84th Academy Awards.