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26 September 2019, 18:18

Belarus chooses entry for Academy Award 2019

Photo courtesy of Xinhua and BelTA
Photo courtesy of Xinhua and BelTA

MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) – The documentary Debut by Belarusian director Anastasiya Miroshnichenko in 2018 has been submitted for the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, BelTA learned from secretary of the Belarusian Oscar Committee, film producer Valery Dmitrochenko.

“The Belarusian Oscar Committee received three applications: Debut by Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, Inside Yourself (Vnutry Sebia) by Sergei Talybov, and Kaddish by Konstantin Fam,” Valery Dmitrochenko said. “The committee has chosen the film Debut which tells about a theater in a women's penitentiary and will submit it for the Academy Award for the Best International Feature Film,” he added.

The submission period of the Oscars lasted from 5 to 17 September. Submitted films must comply with all the necessary requirements. It must be a feature-length (at least 40 minutes) fiction, documentary, or animation film produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Original recordings of dialogues and the film itself must be in the Belarusian or Russian language. The film must be released between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019 and be exhibited for at least seven consecutive days.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony to celebrate excellence in cinematic achievements will be held in Los Angeles on 9 February 2020.

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