Graduate film 'Sol de Agosto', by Franco Volpi, in finals of 2018 Student Academy Awards

Congratulations to Franco Volpi and crew on making it into the finals of the 2018 Student Academy Awards with his grad film 'Sol de Agosto'!!

The 2018 Student Academy Awards received 1,582 films this year, 'Sol de Agosto' is one of 39 films to advance and one of seven in the International Narrative category. The grad film is making its rounds on the film festival circuit.

So far, Franco has travelled to the BAFTA Artists Theatre in downtown LA, Palm Springs International Shortfest, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and will continue to Shorts Mexico, and Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - with many more to come!

In Franco’s words: “The August Sun team and I are very happy and proud to be voted as a finalist in the 45th Annual Student Academy Awards. It feels quite surreal when I think about what a milestone this actually is. So I’m very grateful, as is the amazing team that made our film possible.”

Read a brief interview with Franco here:

We wish you all the best of luck!

About 'Sol de Agosto'


Javier finds himself in his hometown of Buenos Aires. Following his father's death, he helps his ailing mother who suffers from a bipolar disorder in settling a legal dispute with her medical insurance.


Writer-Director: Franco Volpi
Producer: Franco Volpi
Co-Producer: Andrés Salas
Exec Producer: Laura Perelli
Exec Producer: Silvina Hermosa
DOP: Jackie Teboul
Editor: Angel Zapatero
Art Director: Edna Mostyszczer
Sound Recordist: Amalia Fischbein
Camera Operator: Jackie Teboul
Focus Puller: Leandro Carvalho ex LFs 
Camera Assistant: Paula Zavalía 
Gaffer: Aurelio Kerbs 
Colourist: Alex Grigoras
Assistant Director: Marcelo Brigante 
Production Manager: Miranda De Sa Souza 
Composer: Eduardo Andrade 
Sound Designer: Henry Flewitt 
Sound Mixer: James Hepher

Runtime: 20 mins



Instagram: @SoldeAgostoFilm, @francvolpi

Twitter: @AugustSunFilm

About the Student Academy Awards

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

Photo courtesy of Franco Volpi, 2018