Ringling College of Art and Design can add a new accomplishment to its list of accolades.
California native Eaza Shukla, who graduated from RCAD in 2018 with a degree in computer animations, will be handed a Student Academy Award Oct. 11.
Shukla is receiving the honor for her thesis film “Re-Gifted” in the animations category. Her win marks the 14th Student Academy Award won by a filmmaker from the RCAD computer animation department.
The 2018 competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, all of which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.
Shukla and the other 18 winners will travel to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will end Oct. 11, with the awards ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the seven award categories will be announced at the ceremony.
To see the award-winning short film, click here.