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Three Art Institutes School Students in the Final Running for 41st Student Academy Awards

By: The Art Institutes

May 2, 2014

Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, students, Drew Brown, his filming partner Ramona Ramdeen and their film "Person" are announced as one of 15 winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy. Finalists from across the country will go to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in an awards ceremony at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, at which time the gold, silver and bronze medalists will be revealed.

The 15 finalists were chosen from forty-one students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities as well as 10 students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy. Three of them are students within The Art Institutes system of schools:

“Person,” Drew Brown and Ramona Ramdeen, both working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design.

“Entropic Apogee,” Bill Manolios a 2013 graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production from The Art Institute of California — San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University.

Academy members will now vote to determine up to three winning films in each category. The winners, but not their medal placements, will be announced later this month. The winning students will then be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in an awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, on June 7 at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, at which time the gold, silver and bronze medalists will be revealed.

The announcement was made in The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets on Friday. More info: www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/academy-reveals-student-oscar-finalists-700909
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By: The Art Institutes

May 2, 2014