Here’s some news about Hamsa. It was mentioned in Oscars.com, Cartoon Brew, the SVA website, etc.
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards® competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,474 entries from 207 domestic and 121 international colleges and universities. The 2020 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.”
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday it has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards. Medal placements in the seven categories will be revealed in a virtual program October 21.
The winning films are eligible to compete for 2020 Oscars in the Animated and Live Action short film and Documentary Short Subject categories.”
After a week of watching the Class of 2020’s thesis films, the Jury voted “Hamsa”, “Best in Show”. (May 2020)