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Invitation for South African film practitioners to participate as jury members for the 97th  Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) for the International Feature Film category

By 9 July 2024No Comments

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 2024. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years of experience and specialised skill set competency in behind and front-of-camera work in the film industry to form part of the 97th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) selection committee. The committee will seek a balance with respect to age, gender, experience, ethnicity, and industry skills. The committee will be accountable for choosing one film as the country’s official submission for the International Feature Film Award. 

Important information regarding the Selection Committee:

  • Selection committee members (including the chairperson) can serve for six years consecutively and or cumatively.
  • After six years,  selection committee members (including the chairperson) are required to take a two-year hiatus.
  • After the two years have been completed, the selection committee members may return.

It is envisaged that the judging process will take between 3 and 5 days; informed by the number of entries received.

Submissions to be sent to by the 26th of July 2024 and must be accompanied by a CV and profile of the nominated candidate.

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