SVA alumni Rachel Loube (MFA
2011 Social Documentary Film) and John Mattiuzzi (MFA 2012 Computer Art) were recently honored at the 40th Annual Student Academy Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by actor and comedian Bob Saget and held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Loube won a Silver Medal in the Documentary category for her film Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists, which follows four of the venerable magazine’s illustrators (Drew Dernavich, Emily Flake, Sidney Harris, and Zach Kanin) as they meet for a weekly “roundtable” with lunch as the backdrop.
Mattiuzzi earned a Bronze Medal in the Alternative category for his film The Compositor, which follows a young man on a surreal journey of self-discovery and awakening.
Loube and Mattiuzzi spent the week leading up to the awards ceremony attending networking and industry activities Los Angeles. Silver and Bronze medalists received $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. Past Student Academy Awards winners include Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis, John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Trey Parker.