Brandeis Language Oscars

two women on a couch in conversation

Gavi Klein ’22, left, and Olivia Spelman ’21 in a scene from their winning 2019 film "La felicità sopra I soldi."

Brandeis Language Oscars is a fun competition among students who are finishing their second semester of a language study.

Students in the level-20 courses create an original video that showcases their creativity and conversational skills in the target language. Each participating language selects one video to represent their group at the Language Oscars during a festive viewing event. A jury panel consisting of faculty members from all participating languages votes to select the first- and second-place winners, who receive cash prizes.

This WLC initiative was launched in spring 2013 to showcase language-learning at Brandeis and is supported by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Please note: The 2020 Brandeis Language Oscars were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2019 Winners

First Place: Italian Studies

"La felicità sopra I soldi" ("Happiness Over Money")

Creators: Olivia Spelman’21, Max Le Blanc ’22, Gavi Klein ’22.

Instructor: Paola Servino

Second Place: Chinese Language Program

"Our Movie" ()

Creators: Noah Rovner-Frydman ’21, William Robitaille ’21, Henry Wasserman ’21, Matt Robin ’22.

Instructor: Martine Voiret

Third Place: French and Francophone Studies

"Princesse Blanche Neige En France" ("Princess Snow White in France")

Creators: Catherine Chen, Coco Zhang ’22.

Instructor: Jian Wei

Past Winners