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Press Release
June 20, 2011

Free Screening of 2011 Student Academy Award® Gold Medal-Winning Films at the National Archives on June 30

Washington, DC…On Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m., the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the Gold Medal-winning films of the 2011 Student Academy Awards®.  Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 43 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The program will be hosted by syndicated film critic Willie Waffle.  Mr. Waffle appears regularly on DC50-TV and on over 30 radio stations across the country, including WMZQ-FM. He is the author of Back Shelf Beauties: Movies You Should Rent When the New Stuff is Gone, and, along with fellow critics Tim Gordon and Nell Minow, established the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association in 2002.

Screening Program
(Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.)

The Vermeers  (5 minutes)
Tal S. Shamir (The New School, New York)
Category: Alternative

Correspondence (4 minutes)
Zach Hyer (Pratt Institute, New York)

Dragonboy(4 minutes)
Bernardo Warman and Shaofu Zhang (Academy of Art, San Francisco)
Category: Animation

Vera Klement: Blunt Edge (11 minutes)
Wonjung Bae (Columbia College Chicago)
Category: Documentary

Thief (25 minutes)
Julian Higgins (American Film Institute, California)
Category: Narrative

Tuba Atlantic (25 minutes)
Hallvar Witzø (Norwegian Film School, Norway)
Category: Foreign Film

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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