The full list of finalists for the 2021 edition of Student Academy Awards was revealed by the Academy and all the details are available at We also wrote an article on the nonimees for the SAA, you can find it at this link.

Now winners have been announced.

SAA 2021 Medalists

Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)
GOLD: Frozen Out by Hao Zhou from University of Iowa (USA)

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
GOLD: Unforgotten by Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts (USA)
SILVER: Barking Orders by Alexander Tullo from Ringling College of Art & Design (USA)
BRONZE: Slumber with Snakes by Teagan Barrone from Cleveland Institute of Art (USA)

Animation (International Film Schools)
GOLD: Les Chaussures de Louis by Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe from MoPA (France)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
GOLD: When They’re Gone by Kristen Hwang from University of California, Berkeley (USA)
SILVER: Eagles Rest in Liangshan by Bohao Liu from New York University (USA)
BRONZE: Not Just a Name by De’Onna Young-Stephens from University of Southern California (USA)

Documentary (International Film Schools)
GOLD: Why Didn’t You Stay for Me? by Milou Gevers from Nederlandse Filmacademie (Netherlands)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
GOLD: When the Sun Sets by Phumi Morare from Chapman University (USA)
SILVER: Close Ties to Home Country by Akanksha Cruczynski from Columbia College Chicago (USA)
BRONZE: No Law, No Heaven by Kristi Hoi from University of California, Los Angeles (USA)

Narrative (International Film Schools)
GOLD: Tala’vision by Murad Abu Eisheh from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
SILVER: Adisa by Simon Denda from Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (Germany)
BRONZE: Bad Omen by Salar Pashtoonyar from York University (Canada)