Today we announce the 15 finalists for the 2022 Yugo BAFTA Student Awards, including the first-ever finalists to represent Israel. This year, a record-breaking 715 submissions were received from 134 schools in 36 countries and included narrative film, animation, documentary, 360 videos, Experiential VR, VR Games and PC Games. The Student Awards ceremony returns to in-person format for the first time in two years, the two-night ceremony is set to take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 22.
Universities and colleges worldwide were invited to submit their best projects for consideration for six top prizes – the BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation, the BAFTA Student Film Award for Documentary, the BAFTA Student Film Award for Live Action, the BAFTA Student Award for Games, the BAFTA Student Award for Immersive, and the Special Jury Prize.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize to receive $20,000 honorarium presented by Z by HP. Special Jury members will be announced in the coming weeks.
Film finalists were chosen from within the previously announced 82 shortlisted films. All directors on the shortlist are given the opportunity to apply for and join BAFTA's New Talent programs, which includes year-round access to online events.
The Student Awards are an important component of BAFTA’s extensive Learning, Inclusion and Talent programs, created to ensure that talented individuals are offered a clear pathway to careers in the entertainment industry, uninhibited by background, demographics or personal circumstance. Activities include acclaimed scholarship, mentorship, education and community initiatives.
Yugo will serve as the Official Sponsor for the Yugo BAFTA Student Awards, while Z by HP will serve as the Official Technology Partner. The Yugo BAFTA Student Awards will also be sponsored by Jaguar, the Official Vehicle Partner of BAFTA in North America.
The finalist projects are (listed alphabetically by title with director names):
Les Larmes de la Seine
Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur
Pôle 3D, France
Mehrnaz Abdollahinia, Feben Elias Woldehawariat, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu
Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague
New York University, United States
Walk Run Strive
Edith Cowan University, Australia
What nobody talks about
Hansine Killingmoe Såstad
Kristiania University College, Norway
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Girl No. 60427
Shulamit Lifshitz, Oriel Berkovits
The Maaleh Film School, Israel
Triumph des Schauspielers
Film Academy Vienna, Austria
Marcus Keable, Hera Hallsdóttir, Urs Shea, Stine Lund
The Animation Workshop VIA University College, Denmark
Daphné Deloffre, Baptiste Marsac
ISART Digital, France
Clément Ciranna, Joris Doucet, Thomas Le Roux, Clara Lopez, Julian Macias, Allan Magagnosc, Vincent Medeiros
The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom