The Academy of Arts and Sciences has changed The Foreign Language Film category name to International Feature Film, Oscar’s Nepal committee informed to MM.
According to General Secretary of Committee Mr Chiranjivi Guragain, they received the letter from Oscars. ‘The name has been changed and Bimal Poudel led committee being renewed for this year’ he said.
“We have noted that the reference to ‘Foreign’ is outdated within the global film-making community,” commented Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann, co-chairs of the International Feature Film Committee. “We believe that International Feature Film better represents this category, and promotes a positive and inclusive view of filmmaking, and the art of film as a universal experience.”
The category name change does not change any existing category rules, the submission process, or eligibility requirements. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted. Only one film is accepted from each country as the official selection.
Nepal is planning to send the movie in October of this year for next edition of Academy Awards.