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Student Film Awards

06 June 10

The BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards are an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of innovative filmmakers.

Featuring an evening of student films selected by a jury of industry professionals, BAFTA Los Angeles members are invited to select the best film on the night, which receives the BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Award. Recognition is also given to the runners up.

Our Jury consists of BAFTA Members from a cross-section of disciplines. If you are interested in serving on our selection jury we invite you to CONTACT US . We invite you to help BAFTA identify and support the emerging international talents who have come to California to hone their filmmaking techniques.

Submissions to the BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards are accepted from not only the nation’s top film schools, but also many smaller community collages that operate film education programs. Recent participating schools include American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, Chapman University, Los Angeles Film School, Santa Monica Colleage and Loyola Marymount University.

10th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards
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BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards 2012
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In addition to the Award, the winning filmmaker is also given a year’s opportunity to attend BAFTA Los Angeles events, seminars and screenings for a year to support their pursuits during this important early stage of their filmmaking career.

Previous winners:

2013
Andrej Landin - 'Into The Silent Sea' (Chapman)
Patrick Dickinson - 'Usagi-San' (AFI) Jury Prize

2012
Julio Ramos -'Una Carrerita, Doctor!' (UCLA)

2011
Lorne Hiltser -‘Le Jeu Des Soldats’ (AFI)

2010
Andrew Spieler - ‘The Response’ (AFI) – Tied
Christina Rubenstein – ‘Unrest’ (AFI) – Tied

2009
Rob Connelly – ‘Our Neck of the Woods’ (USC)

2008
Melanie McGraw – ‘Pit Stop’ (USC)

2007
Vineet Dewan – ‘Clear, Cut Simple’ (USC) – Tied
Danielle Shamash – ‘The Sunday Man’ (AFI) – Tied

2006
Adam Parrish King – ‘The Wrath of Cobble Hill’ (USC)

2005
Suny Behar – ‘Chaos Theory’ (UCLA)

2004
Sharat Raju - 'American Made' (AFI)