And the Oscar Goes To… 3 German Film Students

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Oscars in August? Yes, while the main event may have come and gone, there is an Oscars event recognizing student filmmakers and this year’s event saw three German students receiving the prestigious award.

This year’s Student Oscars had 1,749 entrants — a new record — but only 17 students were awarded the prize.

Alex Schaad, from the University of Television and Film Munich, won a Best Foreign Narrative award for his film Invention of Trust. In the same category, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF’s Felix Ahrens won for his film Am Ende der Wald.

This year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added several new categories, including an award for Foreign Animation. Ahmad Saleh, a student from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne won for his short film Ayny.

While the winners were announced on Monday, the awards will officially be presented to the winners on September 22.

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Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, DW

Photo: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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