Oscars 2020: Entries open for Nigerian Filmmakers


The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has opened entries for Nigerian filmmakers in the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 2020 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, aka The Oscars.

The Oscars is film’s most prestigious award.

In a statement, the NOSC said that the competition which invites films of any genre is open to Nigerian filmmakers living in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

According to the Committee, the film has to be 40 minutes, and produced outside the USA.

Entries received will be scrutinized under the eligibility rules and the nominated film will represent Nigeria at the Academy Award 2020.

The NOSC urged Nollywood filmmakers to avail themselves the opportunity to participate in the Oscars by submitting their films latest September 20, 2019.

For a film to be eligible, it must have been released in Nigeria between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, and must have been exhibited in a commercial cinema theatre for at least seven days.

Other criteria for selection include originality of story, good directing, acting, cinematography and sound, while the recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English.