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Oscars best film in foreign language category: Academy invites 91 countries


7 July, 2005: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, US has invited 91 countries to submit their best films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 78th Academy Awards®.

Oscar awards 2006 will be awarded at a function on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Oscars on TV can watched on the ABC Television Network in US beginning at 5 p.m. PST, preceded by a half-hour arrival segment.

Only those films released in the submitting country between October 1, 2004, and September 30, 2005, and publicly screened in 35mm or 70mm film for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial motion picture theater will be eligible for submission.

The official language of the submitting country must be the predominant language of the movie. It is mandatory to include accurate English sub-titles for the movies.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must receive all entry forms by Monday, October 3, and films must be received by Friday, October 14. Each country can submit only one picture for the coveted OScars.

For last year's oscars, 50 countries submitted their films for nomination. Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film was won by Spanish film "The Sea Inside" .

Since 1956, 99 countries have named their films to compete in the foreign language category. This year, the Republic of Kazakhstan has received its first invitation to participate in this category in the Oscars.


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