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Journalism’s Faure Wins Student Academy Award for His Thesis Documentary


Mathieu Faure, a recent graduate of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, captured the Student Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Mathieu Faure
Mathieu Faure, a recent graduate of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, captured the Student Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Mathieu Faure, a recent graduate of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, captured the Student Academy Award for Best Documentary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week.

The work, “An Edited Life,” Faure’s thesis project as a masters student in the News and Documentary Program, is now eligible for an Oscar nomination.

“An Edited Life” is an intergenerational story centering on Faure’s family history and his claiming the right to his Jewish history long held secret by his Catholic grandmother. 

Faure, one of 19 Student Academy Award winners this year, is the third News and Documentary graduate student to collect a Student Academy Award.

Another of the program’s recent graduates, Veronica Wangshen, had received a Student Academy Award nomination in the same category for her documentary, “1,500 Miles 23 Days,” which chronicles a painter’s 1,500-mile biking journey in 23 days across China.

Faure, who graduated in 2017, will formally receive the award at an October 11 ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.