AMPAS must receive submissions by Oct. 1

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has sent entry forms for foreign-language Oscar film submissions to 96 countries.

To be considered for the 2009 Academy Awards, a movie must be released in the submitting country between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2008, and be publicly screened in a commercial theater for at least seven days. The film must also be predominantly in a language other than English. The Acad considers one pic per country.

Submissions must be received at the Academy by Oct. 1.

Austria’s “The Counterfeiters” earned the Oscar for foreign-language film at this year’s ceremony.

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