What You Need To Know Before Submitting To the OSCARS

Published on: Sep 08, 2022

The Kenya Film Commission is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to set up an OSCARS Selection Committee from Industry Associations & Guilds to make submissions for the Best International Feature Film Award on behalf of Kenyan filmmakers.

Following the Opening Call for Entries for SUBMISSION to the Annual Academy Awards, Best International Feature Film Award, The OSCARS Selection Committee Kenya is inviting Kenyan filmmakers to submit their feature films for consideration for the 95th Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category. The Award Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, 12th March 2023.

An international film is defined as a featurelength motion picture (over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States of America and its territories with a predominantly (more than 50%) nonEnglish dialogue track. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted.

The Oscars Selection Committee Kenya will select a Kenyan film to be submitted for consideration for the Best International Feature Film Category Award. Only ONE FILM PER COUNTRY can qualify. A country needs to submit a film every year. If successful at the Academy stage, the film will be considered as nominated. Nominees will then be eligible to compete for The Oscar. Submission from Kenya is NOT equal to a Nomination.

The Selection Committee will make the final determination on all questions of eligibility of the Submission. The Academy (Los Angeles, US) on the other hand has final determination on matters of Nomination.

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