The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in film making at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee. 500 college and university film students from all over the United States compete for the award categories of animation, documentary, narrative and alternative. The festival date begins September 22, 2016 and is located in Hollywood California.
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