Two SVA students were winners at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 31st annual Student Academy Awards competition, held in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, June 13. Robert Castillo (second-year MFA Computer Art candidate) got the Gold Medal in the alternative category for S.P.I.C.: The Storyboard of My Life; and Sukwon Shin (MFA 2004 Computer Art) won the Silver Medal in animation for Rock the World. Third-year Film, Video and Animation Department student Jeff Mednikow was also nominated in the animation category for his film, Tricks for a Treat.
Image: Peter Docter presents the Gold Medal to Robert Castillo (right) at the Student Academy Awards. © AMPAS 2004.