Los Angeles, CA and Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Ringling College of Art and Design Graduate Eric Prah was honored on Saturday, June 9th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 39th Annual Student Academy Awards with a Bronze Award for Computer Animation. The awards were presented by actors Laura Dern, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Greg Kinnear and Mena Suvari alongside Academy President Tom Sherak at the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Eric won the Bronze for his senior thesis animation, My Little Friend. Ringling College students have won 9 Student Academy Awards in the past 11 years, as well as the most consecutive Student Academy Awards since the awards began in 1973, with four awards in a row from 2005-2008.
Eric was one of 13 students from around the world who were selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Erics film, My Little Friend, may be viewed at http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/winners/Prah.html. The Gold in animation was won by David Wolter for Eyrie and the Silver by Mark Nelson for Jockstrap Raiders. To view photos from the event please go to http://photos.presslist.oscars.org/ and to see the journey of the 2012 Student Academy Award