Two students named finalists at Student Oscars

May 19, 2011, 2:00 a.m.

Stanford led the pack at the Student Oscars with two winners, according to a press release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Anthony Weeks and Theodore Rigby — both M.F.A students — were selected for the documentary category.

Weeks’ film, titled “Imaginary Circumstances,” follows three actors with disabilities who are currently working in Hollywood as they address their ongoing struggle for access and inclusion.

Rigby’s film, “Sin Pais (Without Country),” tells the story of a couple who, after living in the United States for 20 years, are deported to their native Guatemala.

In the coming month, Academy members will vote to select Gold, Silver and Bronze medal awards. Last year, one Stanford filmmaker team won a bronze medal in the documentary category. This year’s awards will be presented June 11.

— Ivy Nguyen

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