LOS ANGELES, CA \u2013 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards\u00ae competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,474 entries from 207 domestic and 121 international colleges and universities. The 2020 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.\r\nThe winners are (listed alphabetically by category):\r\nAlternative\/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)\r\nCurry Sicong Tian, \u201cSimulacra,\u201d University of Southern California\r\nAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)\r\nPilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, \u201cCiervo,\u201d Rhode Island School of Design\r\nDaniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca and Chrisy Baek, \u201cHamsa,\u201d School of Visual Arts\r\nKate Namowicz and Skyler Porras, \u201cMime Your Manners,\u201d Ringling College of Art & Design\r\nAnimation (International Film Schools)\r\nPascal Schelbli, \u201cThe Beauty,\u201d Filmakademie Baden-W\u00fcrttemberg (Germany)\r\nDocumentary (Domestic Film Schools)\r\nAllison A. Waite, \u201cThe Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins,\u201d University of Southern California\r\nLaura Z\u00e9phirin, \u201cMaking Waves,\u201d New York University\r\nYucong Chen, \u201cUnfinished Lives,\u201d University of Southern California\r\nDocumentary (International Film Schools)\r\nMaren Klakegg, \u201cDear Father\u2026,\u201d Westerdals Institute of Film and Media, Kristiania University College (Norway)\r\nNarrative (Domestic Film Schools)\r\nKarishma Dube, \u201cBittu,\u201d New York University\r\nRommel Villa Barriga, \u201cSweet Potatoes,\u201d University of Southern California\r\nTalia Smith, \u201cUmama,\u201d New York University\r\nNarrative (International Film Schools)\r\nPercival Arg\u00fcero Mendoza, \u201cCrescendo,\u201d Centro de Capacitaci\u00f3n Cinematogr\u00e1fica (Mexico)\r\nMarie Mc Court, \u201cI Was Still There When You Left Me,\u201d Institut des Arts de Diffusion (Belgium)\r\nGerman Golub, \u201cMy Dear Corpses,\u201d Baltic Film & Media School, Tallinn University (Estonia)\r\nFirst-time honors go to Baltic Film & Media School, Tallinn University, Estonia, and Institut des Arts de Diffusion, Belgium.\r\nAll Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2020 Oscars\u00ae in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to receive 64 Oscar\u00ae nominations and have won or shared 13 awards. The medal placements \u2013 gold, silver and bronze \u2013 in the seven award categories will be revealed in a virtual program highlighting the winners and their films on Wednesday, October 21.\r\nThe Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.\r\nABOUT THE ACADEMY\r\nThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening April 30, 2021.