BAFTA Los Angeles and BAFTA New York are pleased to announce the 2016 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 16, 2016.
The Student Film Awards celebrate the very best of international student filmmaking.
Nearly 175 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 shortlist from a submission pool of 245 films.
The shortlisted films are:
219 by Ed Hancox, University of Texas Austin
Another Everest by Alek Kosinski, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
The Blue & the Beyond by Youri Dekker, San Jose State University
Cora by Kevin Maxwell, Santa Monica College
The Duke by Max Barbakow, American Film Institute
El Adiós by Clara Roquet, Columbia University
Gu by Jianjie Lin, New York University
HomeGirls by Elizabeth Cirillo, University of Southern California
Hola Llamigo by Christina Chang and Charlie Parisi, Ringling College of Art and Design
How Far I Want To Go by David Hutchinson, Pepperdine University
In Attla's Tracks by Catharine Axley, Stanford University
A Living Wage by Dan Albright and Andy Keyes, Emerson College
Macarrão by Iyabo Kwayana, University of California Los Angeles
My Aleppo by Melissa Langer, Stanford University
Nightlight by Ben Haist, University of California Los Angeles
None of That by Anna Paddock, Isabela Littger, and Kritti Kaur, Ringling College of Art and Design
An Object At Rest by Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts
Papa by Danny Russon, Brigham Young University
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart by Christoph Rainer, Columbia University
Ram's Horn by Jenna Hamzawi, Brigham Young University
Seide by Elnura Osmonalieva, New York University
Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated by Denali Tiller-Schmidt, Rhode Island School of Design
Spark by Juan Martinez Vera, University of Southern California
Stay Awake by Jamie Sisley, Columbia University
A Test by Zixiang Zhau, New York University
Trail of Hope by Mohamed Echkouna, Savannah College of Art and Design
Unremarkable by Jared Anderson, American Film Institute
VICIOUS by Andrew Jeric, University of Southern California
When A Flame Stands Still by Michael Canon, California State University Northridge
Where We Stand by Kristine Stolakis, Stanford University
These 30 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. We would like to thank our sponsors AKA, AFEX, AMD, Adrian Flambard, and American Airlines for their support.
BAFTA Los Angeles and BAFTA New York congratulate all shortlisted filmmakers, and we look forward to welcoming our finalists on June 16th at The Wallis.