Indian entries invited for OSCAR awards to be presented in February 2017

NEW DELHI: Entires for the American Academy’s Oscar Awards have been invited from Indian filmmakers by the Film Federation of India.

The FFI has as in previous years been authorized to select one film for consideration of Oscar Award in the category "Best Foreign Language Film Award".

The selection committee set up for this purpose will view the films entered for selection from 17 September as the film has to be submitted to the Academy not later than 1 October 2016.

The Producers may send their entries either directly to FFI or through respective association.

Entries to be sent have to be pre dominantly in non English language, must be commercially released in India between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. The film must have a run of at least for seven consecutive days.

The names of films with release date, censor certificate and brief synopsis must reach the office of the Federation not later than 7 September 2016.

As the films released between 1 October and 30 September are eligible, the films which are slated for release on 23 and 30 September (being Fridays) may also be considered.

One English Subtitled print/DCP and synopsis of the film must reach the venue between 8 and 15 September 2016. Prints received after the stipulated date will not be considered.

Further clarification and requirements can be taken from FFI Secretary General Supran Sen on Mobile 09821095649 or Deputy Secretary Anindya Dasgupta on Mobile 09819820020 / 022 – 2351 5531. The fax No. is 022 – 2352 2062 and email ID are

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