Oscar calls for foreign pix

Entry forms deadline is Nov. 1

HOLLYWOOD — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 78 countries to submit films for consideration in the foreign-language film category of the 74th Annual Academy Awards.

To be eligible, a film must have its first public showing over at least seven consecutive days in a commercial theater in its home country between Nov. 1, 2000, and Oct. 31, 2001. Its dialogue must be predominantly in the language of the submitting country.

Entry forms must be received at the Academy by Nov. 1, 2001, and films must be received by Nov. 15. Nominations will be announced at the Academy on Feb. 12, 2002.

For more information, contact the Awards Coordinator Patrick Stockstill at the Academy by phone at (310) 247-3000; by fax at (310) 247-2600; or by E-mail at pstockstill@oscars.org.

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