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Short Subject Documentary Film Entries Due September 1 for 2011 Oscars

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 25, 2011 at 5:35AM

Documentary filmmakers must submit their short subjects to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the deadline of Thursday, September 1 for consideration for the 84th Academy Awards.To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. All paperwork must be completed and received by the Academy no later than 30 days after the end of the qualifying run. For films completing their qualifying run after August 1, all paperwork, including legal contracts, must be completed and received by the Academy by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, September 1.
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Documentary filmmakers must submit their short subjects to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the deadline of Thursday, September 1 for consideration for the 84th Academy Awards.

To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. All paperwork must be completed and received by the Academy no later than 30 days after the end of the qualifying run. For films completing their qualifying run after August 1, all paperwork, including legal contracts, must be completed and received by the Academy by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, September 1.

Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits, filmographies of the director(s) (and producer(s), when applicable), 30 DVD copies of the film, and proof of seven-day qualifying exhibitions.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, to be televised live on ABC.

This article is related to: Genres, Awards, Oscars, Shorts, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.