Monthly Archives: August 2019

Students Win in Sony’s Xperia Film Fest!


On Wednesday, August 14th, two of Advertising’s students participated in Sony’s Xperia Film Festival. Having partnered with the Academy of Art, it was a great opportunity for students to showcase their vision and talent. “The Fisherman” by Frans Ahlberg and “Wonder” by Aron Ramstedt were among the top twenty-five selected films.

“Wonder” was awarded an honorable mention, and featured snippets of videos taken throughout the city. Ramstedt’s chief inspiration came from the streets of San Francisco, illustrating his perspective and how it has changed since he first arrived here from Sweden. “The Fisherman” was awarded a grand prize of ten thousand dollars, wherein Ahlberg used beautiful footage to reflect the thoughts of fishermen he met while traveling across several European countries.


Congratulations to these talented students, and thank you to everyone who voted. To watch the films, click on the link below:


Submission for Communication Arts Magazine!


Communication Arts magazine is currently accepting submissions for its sixth annual Student Showcase. If selected, your portfolio  would be published in the March/April 2020 issue, next to those of established industry professionals. Submissions are free, and the magazine will seen by a total of 30,000 potential employers. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 4th.


To enter, create an account on the Creative Hotlist here:

Vote Now to Help ADV Student Win!


Sony Xperia partnered up with the Academy of Art University to find the next generation of filmmakers. The finalists have now been selected and Frans Ahlberg, an advertising major, is among one of the selected few. Please click on the link down below to vote and help him win!

Note: You can vote once each day until The Sony site allows one vote per IP address each day. If you’re on Wi-Fi with shared IPs (such as on-campus) but you’re unable to vote (greyed-out button), switch off your Wi-Fi temporarily and it will work.