Oscar Documentary Short Entries Face Sept. 1 Deadline

Eligible docs must also complete a seven-day run in Los Angeles or Manhattan by Dec. 31.
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Documentary filmmakers interested in submitting a short film for Academy Awards consideration must submit their work by Sept. 1.

To be eligible, a short doc must complete a seven-day commercial run in either Los Angeles County or the borough of Manhattan by Dec. 31. All paperwork must be completed and received by the Academy no later than 30 days after the qualifying run. For films completing their qualifying run after Aug. 1, all paperwork, including legal contracts, must be completed and received by the Academy by 5 p.m. on Sept. 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 and producer, 30 DVD copies of the film and proof of the seven-day qualifying exhibitions.

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 24, and the awards themselves will take place on Feb. 26.