Oscar Sets Animation Feature Film Deadline

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Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

Want to be in the running for best animated film this year? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science- the people behind the Oscars- have set a deadline for when your film needs to be to them…. and the deadline is just around the corner.

You must submit your film and application to the Academy by next week- November 1st to be exact- to be in consideration for the best animated film. The announcement comes on the heels of a more sweeping announcement from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG awards have set their own deadline of this Thursday (October 25) for nominations for consideration – across all categories – ahead of its own awards ceremony in January.

What do you need to be considered for the Oscar? It must be “a motion picture with a running time of more than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique.” Additionally, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time. Sorry, no motion capture films are eligible. Full rules and submission packets are available here.

The Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on January 27, 2013.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 10. “Family Guy” artist Seth MacFarlane set to host the 2013 awards ceremony, which will air on February 24.

Oh, and just so you know, a maximum of two statuettes will be awarded to winners in this category.

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