While the Oscar races have yet to heat up, a group of young filmmakers are set to take home some hardware as the winners of the Student Academy Awards were announced on Monday. Seventeen students were selected from a record number of entries, which included 1,749 films from 381 colleges and universities around the world.
The awards ceremony for the seven categories will take place on Sept. 22, where gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded. The winning films will all have their chance to win even bigger: They will be eligible to compete in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, or Documentary Short Subject categories at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Past Student Academy Award-winners, which include Spike Lee, Cary Fukunaga, and Robert Zemeckis, have gone on to receive 49 total Oscar nominations.
Check out the list of winners below.
“All These Voices,” David Henry Gerson, American Film Institute
“Cloud Kumo,” Yvonne Ng, City College of New York
“The Swan Girl,” Johnny Coffeen, Maharishi University of Management
“Die Flucht,” Carter Boyce, DePaul University
“Once upon a Line,” Alicja Jasina, USC
“The Wishgranter,” Echo Wu, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Fairy Tales,” Rongfei Guo, New York University
“4.1 Miles,” Daphne Matziaraki, University of California, Berkeley
“From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City,” Elise Conklin, Michigan State University
“It’s Just a Gun,” Brian Robau, Chapman University
“Nocturne in Black,” Jimmy Keyrouz, Columbia University
“Rocket,” Brenna Malloy, Chapman University
“Invention of Trust,” Alex Schaad, University of Television and Film Munich (Germany)
“Tenants,” Klara Kochanska, The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School (Poland)
“Where the Woods End,” Felix Ahrens, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (Germany)
“Ayny,” Ahmad Saleh, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany)
“The Most Beautiful Woman,” Maya Sarfaty, Tel Aviv University (Israel)