Opportunity for South African film practitioners to become jury members for the Oscars

By CityLife Arts Writer

If you have been eyeing for some time to become a judge’s for the Oscars’  International Feature Film category  you now have an opportunity to give that prestigious position a shot.

The National Film and Video Foundation(NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to make submissions on behalf of the South African film industry. The NFVF is also responsible for assembling the Selection Committee, whose main task is to judge all the entries submitted; and select the one feature film that will represent South Africa at the Oscars.  

The NFVF is extending a call to all South African film practitioners to submit nominations of key industry specialists in the film sector to be the official South African Academy Selection Committee for 2023. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience and specialized skills set competency in behind and front of camera work in the film industry to form part of the 96th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) selection committee. The committee will seek a balance with respect to age, gender, experience, ethnicity, and industry skill. The committee will be accountable to choose one film as the country’s official submission for the International Feature Film Award.  

It is envisaged that the judging process will take between three and five days; informed by the number of entries received.  

Submissions to be sent to info@saftasonline.co.za by the 10th August 2023 and must be accompanied by a CV and profile of the nominated candidate. 

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