We are pleased to announce that two Chapman films advanced to the Finalist stage of the 2018 Student Academy Awards:
In the Alternative Category:
Transient Passengers (Experiment Number Nun) – Thesis Film (dir. Natalia Hermida BFA/FP ’19). Natalia is one of three Finalists in this category.
In the Narrative Category:
Esta Es Tu Cuba – Graduate Thesis Film (dir. Brian Robau MFA/FP ’18). Brian is one of eight finalists in this category.
The next stage of judging has begun and Finalists will be notified of their final status by mid-September.
Prior to the two Finalists being announced, Chapman had five films named Semi-Finalists. Those films included:
She Who Questions – Project S UK Short (dir. Rachel Lattin BFA/NWD ’18, Jordyn Romero BFA/NWD ’19, Elliot Powell BFA/FP ’18, Riani Astuti BFA/NWD ’18, Paloma Young ’18)
Esta Es Tu Cuba – Graduate Thesis Film (dir. Brian Robau MFA/FP ’17, Student Academy Award silver medalist in the narrative category in 2016)
Some Nerve – Community Voices Documentary Film (dir. Megan Ernst BFA/TBJ ’18, Nikki Nahai BA ’20, Dora Wu MFA/DOC ’18, Emily Tapanes BFA/FP ’18)
Snowball – Graduate Non-Thesis Film (dir. Paul Rivet MFA/FP ’19)
Transient Passengers (Experiment Number Nun) – Thesis Film (dir. Natalia Hermida BFA/FP ’18)
Yours for the Revolution – Graduate Documentary Film (dir. Ben Yates MFA/DOCU ’19)
Last year there were also four Chapman films selected as Semi-Finalists: Beginning of the Road (dir. Jeremiah Thompson), Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero (dir. Kendall Goldberg, Greyson Horst, Rocky Pajarito, Caroline Roffe), A Foreman (dir. Daniel Drummond, 2015 Student Academy Award Winner), and G.R.E.T.A. (dir. Tanner Cusumano). Of these films A Foreman went on to become a Finalist in the narrative category. In addition, Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz’s documentary film Room 140 is also a Semi-Finalist. Priscilla is our Assistant Production Manager here at Chapman, but the film was created while she was a student at Stanford.
Congratulations and good luck to the filmmakers and crews!