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Sci-Tech Applications for 2008 Academy Awards® Due July 31


Beverly Hills, CA — The submission deadline for the 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards is Thursday, July 31. A completed online entry form must be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT.

In late May, the Academy mailed more than 850 “call for entries” letters to individuals and companies around the world specializing in motion picture science and technology.

“The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee casts a wide net when looking for achievements to consider for Academy Award® recognition,” explained Awards Administration Director Rich Miller. “The achievement can be a device or a discovery, a formula or a method, but it must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.”

The committee, which is composed of film industry engineers, scientists and craftspeople, will evaluate all submissions before making recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for award consideration.

The Academy recognizes scientific and technical achievement on three levels: Technical Achievement Award (a certificate), Scientific and Engineering Award (a plaque) and the Academy Award of Merit (an Oscar® statuette).

The 2008 Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.

Interested individuals and companies that did not receive the initial mailing may submit applications online at


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