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96th Oscars: Nigerian Selection Committee Calls for Submissions

The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has asked Nigerian filmmakers to submit their feature films for consideration in the International Feature Film (IFF) category of the 96th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars).

According to the commission, the portal will be open for entries on thenosc.org from August 28, 2023 through September 15, 2023.

Stephanie Linus, the newly appointed chairperson of NOSC, stated that the 96th Academy Awards provide another occasion to recognize remarkable Nigerian storytellers and talents on the global stage.

“I am honoured to take on the esteemed role of NOSC Chairperson for the Oscar Awards,” Linus said in a statement. “I look forward to working closely with my committee members on our shared vision of promoting African filmmakers on a global platform.”

“We now have a unique opportunity to honour the exceptional storytellers and talents whose works have entertained and connected us in many ways. I hope the decisions we make in the days ahead will inspire the next generation of filmmakers,” she stated.

The 96th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024. The show will air live in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

The NOSC is officially recognised by the AMPAS and will choose one film as the country’s official submission for the IFF Award.

“The IFF Award is presented annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains 50 percent or more in a language or languages other than English.

“The Academy Awards requires that films submitted must meet other criteria, including accurate, legible English language subtitles, shooting formats, and theatrical releases – details of which are available on the NOSC website.”

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