Five international student filmmakers reach Oscar shortlist

Other News Materials 30 April 2008 04:58 (UTC +04:00)

Students from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Israel and Slovenian have been selected from 45 entries representing 29 foreign countries for the Honorary Foreign Film award in the 35th Annual Student Academy Awards, the dpa reported.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the finalists Tuesday.

The winning student filmmaker will be brought to Los Angeles, along with US-based Student Academy Award winners, to participate in a week of industry-related activities and social events, culminating in the awards ceremony on June 7 in Beverly Hills.

The finalists are (listed in alphabetical order of film title): I Am Bigger and Better, Martin Duda, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague; New Dress, Sergi Perez, Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya, Spain; On the Line, Reto Caffi, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany; Roads, Lior Geller, Tel Aviv University Film and Television Department; Vucko, Matev Luzar, University of Ljubljana - Akademija za Gledalisee Radio Film in Televizijo, Slovenia.