BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 40th Anniversary Student Academy Awards competition in 2013. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with cash prizes, may be presented to student filmmakers in the following categories: Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Foreign Student Film.
The rules and online application forms are available at www.oscars.org/saa.
The U.S. competition is open to all full-time college and university students at accredited institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools. For 2013, the Academy has again limited the accepted accreditation agencies for U.S. institutions to the following: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. U.S. entries must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2013.
Monday, September 24, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for filmmakers to submit documentary features to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards®.
To be eligible, the documentaries must complete seven-day commercial runs in both Los Angeles County and the Borough of Manhattan in New York between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying runs after September 24 must still complete and submit all paperwork, including legal contracts, by the deadline.
Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including 200 DVD copies of the film without trailers or other extraneous materials, an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits and proof of seven-day qualifying exhibitions.
“An Affair of the Heart” Makes its Nashville Film Festival Debut Saturday, April 21st at 6pm.
We’re excited to be apart of the film festival journey, to capture audience reaction and share in the buzz. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 11th at 9am and a sell out is expected. Visit: http://www.nashvillefilmfestival.org/ to get your tickets!
Oscar®-nominated documentary short subjects “Poster Girl” and “Killing in the Name” and the documentary feature “Quest for Honor” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.
Directed by Sara Nesson, who produced the film with Mitchell W. Block, “Poster Girl” follows former cheerleader and ARMY magazine cover subject Robynn Murray as she deals with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder following her return from Iraq. The film earned a 2010 Academy Award® nomination for Documentary Short Subject. Block will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.
“Killing in the Name” tells the story of Ashraf, a man who has devoted his life to opposing terrorism within the Muslim community since a suicide bomber killed 27 Read the rest of this entry
The Academy’s Institutional Grants Committee selected the pair for the honor on the basis of their manuscript proposals. Each scholar will receive $25,000 from the Academy to aid in the research and writing of his project.
Out of the 124 pictures that had qualified in the Documentary Feature category, 15 films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards® Read the rest of this entry