91 countries invited to submit for Foreign Language Oscar

Jul 05, 2005 by Ian Evans

Ninety-one countries ranging from developing nations to industrialized powers have been invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit their best films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 78th Academy Awards®.

To qualify for consideration for the 2005 Award, a film must be 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. The dialogue track must be predominantly in an official language of the submitting country. Accurate English subtitles are required.

Entry forms must be received at the Academy by Monday, October 3, and films must be received by Friday, October 14. Only one picture will be accepted from each country.