Owned Wins Gold Medal at 2014 Student Academy Awards

Fifteen students (out of 41 finalists from 23 U.S. colleges and Universities, as well as 10 students from non-US Universities) have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy Awards® competition.

Owned by Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, (Brigham Young University, Utah) won the Gold Medal in the Animation Category. It tells the story of a video game master who gets schooled by a toddler and discovers the true meaning of life


 U.S. students competed in one of three regional competitions. Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories.

The animation winners are the following:

Animation category:

  • "Higher Sky," Teng Cheng, University of Southern California (Silver Medal)
  • "Owned," Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, Brigham Young University, Utah (Gold Medal)
  • "Yamashita," Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California  (Bronze Medal)

In the alternative categoryDaniel Sierra's animated Oscillate (School of Visual Arts, New York) won the Silver Medal.

 The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. The 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony took place on June 7 at the DGA Theater in Hollywood..




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