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Univ of Southern MS Takes Part in Student Academy Awards

April 8, 2009

Students from University of Southern Mississippi are part of  a record 559 entries, from students representing 103 U.S. colleges and universities, in competition for the 2009 Student Academy Awards.

The competition – now in its 36th year – will culminate in the presentation of trophies and prize money on Saturday, June 13, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards may be presented in each of four categories: Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Alternative. Additionally, one film is selected each year to receive the Honorary Foreign Film award.

A complete list of schools and countries represented in the competition is available at

The 36th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 13 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at, in person at the Academy box office or by mail.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2009 8:35 am

    Oh man, I thought it might be you that would be involved in that sort of thing..Wonder whose work was submitted?

    • Michael Williams permalink
      April 9, 2009 10:53 pm

      No idea. Noone that i know of has lol.

  2. Michael Williams permalink
    April 8, 2009 9:15 pm

    Wow really?? how sad is it that i learn this from you rather than my own school lol

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