Jennifer Garner Co-Hosts 38th Annual Student Oscars For Young Filmmakers

Posted on June 21, 2011

Jennifer Garner speaking at 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition

Jennifer Garner and Oscar-nominated animator John Musker hosted the 2011 winners ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Twelve students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. were selected as winners. The Gold Medal for Best Narrative Film was won by the film Thief by Julian Higgins of the American Film Institute. The Silver Medal for Best Narrative Film went to High Maintenance by Shawn Wines of Columbia University.

Student filmmakers were flown to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events, with Saturday's awards ceremony as the culminaton of the trip.

Jennifer co-hosted the event with Oscar-nominated animator John Musker, who received an Oscar nomination in 2009 for the animated feature "The Princess and the Frog." His other credits include "Treasure Planet," "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid," all of which he co-wrote and co-directed.

You can see a full list of the student winners and see clips of their work here. It's an amazing thing that the Academy does every year, which helps launch the careers of many young filmmakers. Former winners include Spike Lee, South Park co-creator Trey Parker, Bob Saget and Oscar winners John Lasseter and Robert Zemeckis.

Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.