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A still from The Wishgranter

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week held its 43rd Student Academy Award Ceremony, honoring Ringling College of Art and Design computer animation students Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu with a silver in the animation category for their work, The Wishgranter. Overall, 17 students were announced as winners this year in the categories of alternative, animation, documentary, narrative, foreign narrative, foreign animation and foreign documentary. The silver award makes the 12th Student Academy Award won by students of the Ringling College computer animation program.