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Documentary Film Entries Due September 4 for 2007 Oscars(R)


Beverly Hills, CA — Tuesday, September 4, is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit their short subject and feature documentaries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 80th Academy Awards®.

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 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.

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

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

At the 79th Awards, “The Blood of Yingzhou District” and “An Inconvenient Truth” won in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories, respectively.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Additional information about the documentary award 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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