Sunday, 15 June 2014

News Release: Call for Oscars Submission As Nollywood Eyes "Best Foreign Language Film" Prize

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee is delighted to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its inaugural selection edition (from 16th June 2014 – 16th July 2014). In line with our commitment to screening the finest and boldest Nigerian cinema, the committee accepts films of all lengths and genres.

1. Eligibility:
a) NOSC accepts motion pictures from Nigerian filmmakers living in Nigeria and Diaspora whose films relate to Nigeria.
b)The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Please note that Pidgin English is also considered as a foreign language. Accurate English subtitles are required.
c)  The motion picture must be first released in Nigeria no earlier than October 1, 2013 and no later than September 30, 2014.

2. Guidelines:
a) Films that have previously screened publicly in Nigeria, aired on television prior to the selection, are available for purchase on DVD in Nigeria, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.
b) Films must be submitted on DVD and must be clearly watermarked with: Preview Copy. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.
c) Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
d) Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
e) Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final colour correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
f) Only complete entries (including entry form, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
g) Please submit a typed or clearly printed entry form or a copy of the online form receipt along with the submission. The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
h) Productions in the following exhibition formats are eligible for screening: 35mm, DCP, HDCAM, DigiBeta, and Blu-ray Disc.
3. Deadlines:
Eligible entries must reach the office of the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee on or before 16th July, 2014.
Submissions can be done by post to the following address:
House 2, Block 101, Plot 8,
Furo Ezimora Street,
Lekki Residential Scheme, Phase 1
Lagos, Nigeria.

 4. Selection Criteria:
The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) focuses on choosing high quality films from Nigeria. All eligible submissions will be reviewed and selected based on the quality of the film’s narrative and its production values.

Please note that, NOSC will only inform you if your film meets the criteria and is among the films in consideration by the committee.

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) will endeavour to complete all selection procedures by 1 September, 2014 and Nigeria’s officially selected film for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards will receive be announced on a gala night shortly after.  

For more information and inquiries, Visit:

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

About NOSC:
The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC), registered under the laws of the Federal republic of Nigeria as “The Oscar Selection Association of Nigeria” is a cultural organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate 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 Film. The committee is to submit and represent the feature Nigerian film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards, popularly know as the Oscars. 


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