The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has announced the submissions of movies for its inaugural edition of Oscar selection taking place from 16th June 2014 to 16th July 2014.
NOSC is a cultural organization that aims at recognising and celebrating the art of cinema by showcasing Nigerian films and filmmakers to the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
In order to project Nollywood to win the award at the Oscars, the committee stressed its commitment to screen the finest and boldest Nigerian cinema; hence it will accept films of all lengths and genres in this first edition.
To be eligible for the award, the movie must relate to Nigeria and must be fromNigerian filmmakers living in Nigeria and Diaspora; the recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English, including Pidgin English and have accurate English subtitles; it must be first released in Nigeria no earlier than October 1, 2013 and no later than September 30, 2014.
According to the committee, films that have previously been screened publicly in Nigeria, aired on television, available for purchase on DVD in Nigeria, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are not eligible for the award.
Submissions can be done by post House 2, Block 101, Plot 8, Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Residential Scheme, Phase, Lagos, Nigeria.
NOSC disclosed that the movies will be reviewed and selected based on the quality of their narrative and production values, after which the filmmakers whose movies qualified will be informed.
The selection process will be completed by September 1, 2014 and Nigeria’s officially selected film for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards will be announced on a gala night shortly after.
Further information on the submission can be found in Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee