Ringling College Computer Animation Thesis Film Wins Student Academy Award

    Ringling College Computer Animation Thesis Film Wins Student Academy Award
    May 26, 2011 - A Ringling College student computer animation thesis film once again wins a Student Academy Award in the Animation category.  Defective Detective, a senior thesis project by Avner Geller (Computer Animation, 2011) and Stevie Lewis (Computer Animation, 2011), is a short animated film about a washed-up detective who's imagination runs wild as he tries to solve the most critical case of his career.

    Academy members have viewed these films at special screenings to determine the winners’ placements – Gold, Silver or Bronze – which will not be revealed until the June 11, 2011 ceremony.  Gold Medal award winners receive cash grants of $5,000, Silver Medal award winners receive $3,000 and Bronze Medal award winners receive $2,000.

    If Defective-Detective wins the Gold Oscar, it will mark the 7th time in the last 10 years that a Ringling College student film has taken home the award.

    Best of luck Avner & Stevie!

    Learn more about Defective Detective at http://defective-detective.com/.

    View the full press release from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences: http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2011/20110518.html