95 Countries to Receive Foreign Language Film Entry Forms for 2007 OscarÂ®
Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) June 23, 2007 â€” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed Foreign Language Film award entry forms to 95 countries, facilitating their submissions for the 80th Academy AwardsÂ®.
To qualify for the 2007 Awards, a film must be released in the submitting country between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007, and be publicly screened in 35mm or 70mm film or in a qualifying digital cinema format for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial motion picture theater.
The dialogue track must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Accurate English subtitles are required.
Entry forms and film prints must be received at the Academy by Monday, October 1, 2007. Only one picture will be accepted from each country.
In 2006 the German film â€œThe Lives of Othersâ€ won the Oscar over a field of nominated films from Algeria, Canada, Denmark and Mexico.
Countries that have not received entry packets but are interested in submitting a film for consideration should contact Awards Coordinator Torene Svitil at (310) 247-3000, ext. 116, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.