The FSU College of Motion Picture Arts is one of the most highly-ranked in America.
Its students have won over 2,000 awards, honors, prizes and featured screenings at both national and international festivals and competitions.
Included awards and honors are screenings at the Cannes International and Slamdance Film Festivals, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ("Student Oscars"), The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Collegiate Television Awards, the Coca-Cola refreshing Filmmaker Collegiate Competition and the American Society of Cinematographers Student Competition.
Student motion pictures of the College of Motion Picture Arts have been accepted into and won numerous national and international competitions and festivals in the college's twenty-year history.
FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts has won a total of eight Student Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has placed as a regional finalist sixteen times (four times in the year 2003 alone). Four student titles have gone on to win top awards in festivals that qualified them for entry into the non-student Oscars.
The College was honored in 2004 by the Directors Guild of America for its "Distinguished Contribution to American Culture." In the 2005 DGA Student Filmmakers Awards for African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and Women, the College took home half of the honors awarded, winning first place in both "Best Woman Student Filmmaker" and "Best Latino Student Filmmaker."
The College has won a total of thirty student Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In 2003, the College was the first school in the history of the Academy to place first, second, and third in the Comedy category. In 2004, the College set another record in the Academy's history by being the first school to win five student Emmys in one year (two first place, two second place, and one third place). In 2011, with four wins, the College garnered the most awards of any school in the country that year.
Since the creation of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award in 1998, the College has won the award twice: in 2000 with Jason Doty's "Escape Back to the Movies," and in 2005 with Matthew Pope's "The Line Starts Here." The College has also placed finalists every year since 1999.