The Moroccan Centre for Cinematography (CCM) launched a call for applications for producers wishing to take part in the pre-selection competition for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film.
The Moroccan Centre for Cinematography (CCM) explained, in a statement released on its website, that as part of the 96th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), films that meet the criteria set by the Academy can submit applications to the CCM, along with the entry form, a copy of the contract with the film’s distributor, and a statement of commercial commitment.
The Centre reported that eligible films are feature films (over 40 minutes) produced outside the US and its territories, with a dominance of a foreign language other than English, adding that animated features and documentaries are also eligible.
According to the Centre, the films must be commercially exhibited in Moroccan cinemas between December 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023, for at least seven consecutive days (for more information on eligibility and regulations, please visit the Academy Awards’ official website (https://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility), no later than August 28th, 2023.
The CCM also noted that a selection committee for the film representing Morocco at the Oscar for Best International Feature Film will include Moroccan cinema professionals, pointing out that it will receive the candidate films for viewing and will hold a meeting in September to debate and decide on the selected film.