Nigerian film makers have been given another opportunity to participate in the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, otherwise called The Oscars.
This was announced last week by the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee, NOSC.
The NOSC, in a statement, said that as preparations for the 2016 edition of the Hollywood laurel show begins, film submissions are welcomed from Nigerian film makers living in Nigeria and Diaspora, for the Foreign Language category of the Oscars.
The competition which invites films of all lengths and genres will open for submissions from June 16 to July 6, 2015.
Nigeria joined 82 other countries contesting the Foreign Language diadem, after the approval and subsequent inauguration of the NOSC in February 2014, but could not present any film to the Oscars, as the few submissions were considered ineligible.
The 12-man Nigerian committee seeks Nigerian films whose themes relate to the country and are predominantly in language other than English and Pidgin English.
Unfortunately, most of the entries received were either in English, poorly subtitled or lacking in some technical details.