The Nigerian Oscars Committee (NOSC) has opened entries for submission of movies to be considered for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars. The NOSC announced that submissions would be accepted from June 16 to July 16, 2014, and entries should be sent by courier to the committee’s secretariat at House 2, Block 101, Plot 8, Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Residential Scheme, Phase 1, Lagos. The committee stated that only high quality films would be reviewed and selected based on the quality of the film’s narrative and production values. The Committee also stated that only complete entries, including entry form, and preview DVD screener with productions in the either 35mm, DCP, HDCAM, DigiBeta, and Blu-ray Disc formats would be considered.
For eligibility, entries must be from Nigerian filmmakers living in Nigeria and Diaspora whose films relate to Nigeria. Also, only movies whose ‘recording of the original dialogue track as well as completed picture are predominantly in a language or languages other than English with accurate English subtitles. “Pidgin English is considered as a foreign language and the motion picture must have first been released in Nigeria no earlier than October 1, 2013 and no later than September 30, 2014“. It should be noted that films that have previously screened publicly in Nigeria, aired on television prior to the selection, available for purchase on DVD in Nigeria, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are not eligible.