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For Your Consideration – Oscar Docs Deadline Today

September 2, 2008

My favorite entry into the Oscars every year is the doc section. Entries for the docs are due September 2nd for consideration in the 81st Academy Awards (Oscars®).

According to the Academy, each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits, filmographies of the director(s) and/or producer(s), 25 DVD copies of the film, and proof of a seven-day qualifying exhibition.

To be eligible, documentary features must have completed a seven-day commercial run in at least one theater in both Los Angeles County and in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008.

Documentary short subjects must have completed a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008.

Members of the Academy’s Documentary Branch will determine the nominees for both the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

At the 80th Academy Awards, “Freeheld” and “Taxi to the Dark Side” won in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories, respectively.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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