2015 Student Academy Award Finalists

by storyhungry | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 27 Oct 2016 | Public

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1. Day One (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Director: Henry Hughes | Stars: Layla Alizada, Navid Negahban, Alexia Pearl, Bill Zasadil

Votes: 760

2. Stealth (2015)

22 min | Short, Drama, Family

The heartwarming story of a brave, transgender tween. Stealth is the recipient of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for science, 2 student Emmys, a student Academy Award, 20 festival awards, and it has played in over 50 festivals.

Director: Bennett Lasseter | Stars: Bill Watterson, Tate Hanyok, Gabe White, Keely Aloña

Votes: 18

3. Against Night (2015)

28 min | Short, Drama

A crash landing in Mongolia forces a cosmonaut to confront the loss of his wife and young daughter years earlier.

Director: Stefan Kubicki | Stars: Konstantin Lavysh, Elena Nikitina Bick, Eve Korchkov, Howard Fong

Votes: 10

4. This Way Up (2014)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter.

Director: Jeremy Cloe | Stars: Robert Artz, Lundon Boyd, Anna Evelyn, Masam Holden

Votes: 14

5. Day 39 (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

An inexperienced young soldier on his first deployment and a seasoned Ranger medic fight to save a young mother and her unborn child on the Afghan battlefield.

Director: Jesse Gustafson | Stars: John Brodsky, Dion Mucciacito, Pooya Mohseni, Arash Mokhtar

Votes: 20

6. Drone (II) (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A rookie Air Force drone pilot finds himself increasingly attached to a target he watches from halfway around the world.

Director: Justin S. Lee | Stars: Daniel Sharman, Michael Trucco, Masud Majeed, Martin Simone

Votes: 129

7. Samaria (2016)

Short, Drama

In the wake of a devastating disaster, one woman, struggles to recover the most important thing she's lost... herself.

Director: Kiel Adrian Scott | Stars: Katie Wren Whitty, Demetrius Grosse, Alex Courtney, Tatyana Ali

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