Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oscars®: Foreign Language And Short Film Entries Due Monday

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that Monday, October 3rd, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories in order to be considered for the 84th Academy Awards®.

Complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT, Monday. In the Foreign Language Film category filmmakers must submit entry forms, one English-language subtitled film print or copy in an approved digital format, and all other required materials by the deadline.  Only one motion picture will be accepted from each country.

Also a Feature Length Motion Picture is now defined as being over forty minutes in length. That minimum definition was originally at least 90 minutes in length, which was lowered to at least 75, and now is down to 40 minutes.

In the short film categories, filmmakers must submit an entry form, one film print or copy in an approved digital format and all other required materials by the deadline. The categories for short films are: Best Animated Short Film, and Best Live Action Short Film. A short film is defined as being  an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - - Official Screen Credits forms due.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - - Nominations ballots mailed.

Friday, January 13, 2012 - - Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - - Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
, Beverly Hills, California.

Complete rules are available at http://www.oscars.org/rules. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Awards Coordinator Torene Svitil via phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1116, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at tsvitil@oscars.org.


The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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