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Nigerian Filmmakers Invited to Compete for International Feature Film Award at the 96th Oscars

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Nigerian Filmmakers Invited to Compete for International Feature Film Award at the 96th Oscars
The Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) has extended an invitation to Nigerian filmmakers to submit their films for consideration in the International Feature Film (IFF) category at the 96th Oscars. The NOSC will select one film to represent Nigeria in the esteemed competition. Filmmakers have until September 15, 2023, to submit their entries online. The IFF Award recognizes outstanding cinematic productions from outside the United States.

The Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) affiliated with the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended an invitation to Nigerian filmmakers to partake in the race for the International Feature Film (IFF) accolade at the upcoming 96th Annual Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.

The NOSC, acknowledged by AMPAS, has the responsibility of selecting a single film that will represent Nigeria in the prestigious IFF Award competition.

Starting from August 28, 2023, filmmakers have the opportunity to submit their creations through the designated NOSC online portal until September 15, 2023, according to an announcement by the committee.

The coveted IFF Award is an annual honor presented by the Academy to a full-length cinematic production from outside the United States, featuring at least 50 percent of its dialogue or narrative in languages other than English.

In addition to meeting the linguistic requirement, submitted films must meet other criteria, including accurate and readable English subtitles, specific shooting formats, and conditions related to theatrical release. Detailed information can be found on the NOSC's official website.

Stephanie Linus, recently appointed as the head of the NOSC, expressed her excitement about her new role and looks forward to the 96th Oscars as an opportunity to celebrate exceptional Nigerian storytellers and talents on the global stage.

As the NOSC Chairperson for the Oscar Awards, Linus said, "The honor of leading the NOSC for the Oscar Awards is a privilege. Collaborating with my fellow committee members in our joint mission to amplify African filmmakers on the international stage is something I eagerly await. Our current circumstances provide a unique opportunity to recognize the extraordinary storytellers and talents whose craft has captivated us and brought us together in various ways. I believe our upcoming selections will inspire the next generation of filmmakers."

The highly anticipated 96th Oscars ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the renowned Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States. The event will be live-streamed to over 200 territories worldwide, celebrating excellence in the cinematic world.

This invitation from the NOSC to Nigerian filmmakers amplifies the country's presence and potential in the international film industry. It is an exciting opportunity for Nigerian filmmakers to showcase their creativity, storytelling, and cultural diversity on a global platform like the Oscars.

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