The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has selected the nine finalists for the 2018 Bafta Student Film Awards, with representatives from the UK, USA, Germany and Norway.
The event, which has been running for over 15 years, invited film schools from around the world to participate for the first time last year. The nine films were chosen from a previously announced shortlist of 60, narrowed down from 469 submissions from 35 countries.
Film schools across the world were invited to submit up to nine films for consideration in four categories: animation, documentary, live action film and the special jury prize.
The awards ceremony will take place on June 29 in LA, with special jury members to be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s awards are sponsored by animation studio Laika and supported by student accommodation business the Global Student Accommodation group (GSA).
Bafta Student Film Awards finalists
Augenblicke - dir. Kiana Naghshineh (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ger)
Inanimate - Lucia Bulgheroni (National Film and Television School, UK)
In A Heartbeat - Beth David and Esteban Bravo (Ringling College of Art and Design, USA)
Blood Island - Lindsey Parietti (University of the West of England, UK)
Hale - Brad Bailey (UC Berkeley, USA)
Love In 35mm - Federica Gargarella (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
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Birthright - Mauritz Brekke Solberg and Daniel Fure Schwarz (Kristiania University College, Nor)
June - Huay-Bing Law (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
My Nephew Emmett - Kevin Wilson (New York University, USA)