BAFTA Los Angeles and BAFTA New York are pleased to announce the 2015 BAFTA US Student Film Awards Shortlist.
The annual event recognizes the best Student Short Films of the year, and will be held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on June 25, 2015.
The Student Film Awards celebrate the very best of international student filmmaking.
This year marked the first time that the Student Film Awards was open nationwide. Some 90 film schools across the US were invited to submit their very best student shorts, and a panel of academicians, film professionals and short film programmers selected the short list from the submission pool.
The shortlisted films are:
Audrey Makes a Mixtape by James Mackenzie, Loyola Marymount University
Barstow by Shelby Thomas, Chapman University
The Boy Under the Piano by Philippa Wong, School of Visual Arts
Day One by Henry Hughes, American Film Institute
Drifting by Joel Benjamin, DePaul University
Fighter by Nature by JP Keenan & Aryelle Cormier, Ithaca College
Fragile Dreams by Kevin Molina-Ortiz, Loyola Marymount University
Grooming by Kaushik Sampath, University of Southern California
Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou by Michael Bidinger & Michelle Kwon, Ringling College of Art and Design
Legend of the Flying Tomato by Sharon Huang, Aurry Tan & Michael Yates, Ringling College of Art and Design
Lucy by Zoe Lubeck, DePaul University
A Man in the Woods by Jacob Streilein, California Institute of the Arts
Of Mice and Moon by David Brancato, Ringling College of Art and Design
A Mighty Nice Man by Jonathan Dee, Columbia University
Mt. Molehill by Jesse Stewart, Colorado Film School
Partiu by Felipe Prado, New York University
A Portrait of Abuse by Nick Chianese, Vassar College
Returning Home by Thomas Wood, New York University
Soar by Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University
Sina Forma by Garette Henson, Columbia University
South Arcadia St. by Melanie D’Andrea, University of Southern California
A Teenage Drama by Phillip Davis, American Film Institute
Trash, Manufactured by Christopher Jones, Loyola Marymount University
Unspoken by Eric Otten, Chapman University
Wire Cutters by Jack Anderson, Chapman University
These 25 films will advance to the next round of voting. A special panel of voting BAFTA members will decide the finalists. The finalists will compete for the BAFTA US Student Film Award and the Special Jury Prize, presented by AKA.
BAFTA Los Angeles and BAFTA New York congratulate all shortlisted filmmakers, and we look forward to welcoming our finalists on June 25th at The Wallis.