Screening of Student Academy Award® Gold Medal Winning Films
Press Release · Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Press Release
June 15, 2010

Free Screening of 37th Annual Student Academy Award® Gold Medal Winning Films at National Archives on June 30

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m., The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, will present the five Gold Medal-winning films of the 2010 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 40 Oscar nominations and have won or shared seven 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. The public should use the Special Event entrance on Constitution Avenue and 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)

Surface: Film From Below (3 minutes)
Category: Alternative
Varathit Uthaisri (Parsons The New School for Design, New York)

Departure of Love (3 minutes)
Category: Animation
Jennifer Bors (Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida)

Yizkor (Remembrance) (23 minutes)
Category: Documentary
Ruth Fertig (University of Texas at Austin)

God of Love (19 minutes)
Category: Narrative
Luke Matheny (New York University)

The Confession (25 minutes)
Category: Honorary Foreign Film
Tanel Toom (National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom)

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. It is 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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