Submissions for the 2019 Student Academy Awards are now open for submissions!

The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Awards (which include cash grants of $5000, $3000 and $2000, respectively, and a trip to Los Angeles for SAA Week) may be given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of outstanding achievements in student filmmaking in each of five domestic and international film school categories: Narrative, Animation, Alternative/Experimental, Documentary, and Narrative (International Film Schools). Gold medals may be given in two international film school categories: Animation (International Film Schools) and Documentary (International Film Schools).

Last year Dodge College had 6 films make it to the Semi-Final round, 2 of those films went on to be named Finalists, and Brian Robau’s ESTA ES TU CUBA eventually brought home the Bronze Medal.

For more information about the Student Academy Awards, and to see the success that Dodge College has had in past award years check out To submit your film for consideration please use the Student Academy Award FilmFreeway Page. Submission is free! Before submitting please make sure to read all of the Eligibility Rules.