Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards are awarded to cinema students from colleges and universities all around the world. The 2020 winners have been announced. All the winners are eligible for the 2020 Oscars in the categories Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Subject.

Alternative/Experimental – Domestic&International

Gold
Simulacra by Curry Sicong Tian – University of Southern California (USA)

Animation – Domestic

Gold
Ciervo by Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma – Rhoda Island School of Design (USA)

Silver
Mime your Manners by Kate Namowicz, Skyler Porras – Ringling College of Art & Design (USA)

Bronze
Hamsa by Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca, Chrisy Baek – School of Visual Arts (USA)

Animation – International

Gold
The Beauty by Pascal Schelbli – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Documentary – Domestic

Gold
Unfinished Lives by Yucong Chen – University of Southern California (USA)

Silver
The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins by Allison A. Waite – University of Southern California (USA)

Bronze
Making Waves by Laura Zéphirin – New York University (USA)

Documentary – International

Gold
Dear Father… by Maren Klakegg – Westerdals Institute of Film and Media, Kristiania University College (Norway)

Narrative – Domestic

Gold
Umama by Talia Smith – New York University (USA)

Silver
Bittu by Karishma Dube – New York University (USA)

Bronze
Sweet Potatoes by Rommel Villa Barriga – University of Southern California (USA)

Narrative – International

Gold
My Dear Corpses by German Golub – Baltic Film & Media School, Tallinn University (Estonia)

Silver
Crescendo by Percival Argüero Mendoza – Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (Mexico)

Bronze
I Was Still There When You Left Me by Marie Mc Court – Institut des Arts de Diffusion (Belgium)