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Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

STANFORD -- Sue Marcoux, a master's student in the Department of Communication, won the top documentary prize in the annual "Student Academy Awards."

The winners were announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 17. The awards ceremony will be held June 9 in Hollywood.

Marcoux won for her film Twinsburg, Oh.: Some Weird Kind of Twin Thing, about her experiences at the annual Twinsburg, Ohio, Twin Days celebration.

Marcoux, who describes herself as an "anti-twin and disaffected Ohioan," attended the celebration with her twin sister Michelle. The film chronicles their continuing struggle to understand the nature of twinship in their own lives and in the mythology of the Twinsburg event.

Stanford students have won statuettes from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seven of the last eight years. The competition is open to all students in the United States and is considered the most prestigious student award.

This year, two Stanford student films were nominated for final consideration, Twinsburg and Robert Tullis' A Family Outing to Jesusland. Twinsburg has been selected for national broadcast on public television, June 25, as part of the series "P.O.V.," and both films will represent Stanford at the 11th Revue International des Films Etudiants to be held in Karlovy-Vary, Czechoslovakia, this July.



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