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Documentary Film Entries Due September 1 for 2006 Oscars®


August 24, 2006 - Beverly Hills, CA — Friday, September 1, is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit their short subject and feature-length documentaries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 79th Academy Awards®.

Each 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 VHS cassette tapes or 25 DVDs of the film, and proof of a seven-day qualifying exhibition in either Los Angeles County or the Borough of Manhattan in New York.

Videotapes or DVDs will be distributed to members of the Academy’s Documentary Branch who will determine the nominees for both the short subject and feature-length categories.

The 79th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

In 2005 “March of the Penguins” and “A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin” won in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories, respectively. The first Oscar for best documentary short subject was first awarded in 1941 to National Film Board of Canada’s “Churchill’s Island.” In 1943 the Academy honored “Desert Victory,” produced by the British Ministry of Information, the first Oscar for best feature-length documentary.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Additional information about the documentary awards categories may be obtained by contacting Assistant Awards Coordinator Michelle Ayala via phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 117, via e-mail at, or by visiting


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