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Film graduate Yvonne Ng wins silver Academy Award medal

Yvonne Ng on the set of "CLoud Kumo."
Yvonne Ng (right) on the set of "Cloud Kumo."

City College of New York M.F.A. in film graduate, Yvonne Ng, is the winner of this year’s Student Academy Awards®  competition for her short film, “Cloud Kumo.” 

Ng won the silver medal in the Alternative Category at the 2016 awards ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is the fourth Student Academy Award winner for the M.F.A. program in 10 years.

As a winner, Ng’s short film is eligible to compete for the 2016 Oscars® for either the Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film or Live Action Short Film categories. Out of 1,749 film entries globally, she was among the 17 that were chosen as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards®.

Ng’s 15-minute thesis “Cloud Kumo” is about a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb and her granddaughter. The film was shot in both New York and Hiroshima, and is the first installment of a planned trilogy about nuclear power with the second film focusing on the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Ashley Arocho
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