Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards

🏆 Available:
💰 $5,000
⏳ 06/01

Scholarship Description

The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. Films submitted by students enrolled in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university recognized by the SAA Executive Committee are eligible for the Domestic Film School Competition. Entries must be submitted online through the designated SAA submission portal. For the International Film School Competition, each CILECT member school ( is allowed to submit one film in each of the International categories: International Narrative, International Animation and International Documentary. No entry may be longer than 40 minutes including opening and closing credits. All entries submitted must be in English, subtitled in English, or dubbed in English. Approved formats include HD quality digital file, DCP, and film without a separate magnetic sound track. More details about the approved formats and awards can be viewed at

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Entry in a contest required
  • film submission

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Donor: Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Academy recognizes and encourages the country’s most promising new filmmakers and promotes educational services through scholarship, grants, and awards.