Oscar 2013: Documentary Features Deadline
Documentary feature submissions for the 2013 Academy Awards are due Monday, September 24, 5 p.m. PT, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. (Image: Bully documentary.)
According to the Academy's press release, "to be eligible, the documentaries must complete seven-day commercial runs in both Los Angeles County and the Borough of Manhattan in New York between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying runs after September 24 must still complete and submit all paperwork, including legal contracts, by the deadline.
"Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including 200 DVD copies of the film without trailers or other extraneous materials, an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits and proof of seven-day qualifying exhibitions.
"Films that, in any version, receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release will not be eligible for Academy Awards.
"Additional information about the documentary awards categories may be obtained by contacting Awards Coordinator Michelle Ayala at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1117, or via e-mail at email@example.com."
Oscar 2013: Potential documentary feature contenders
Potential Oscar 2013 documentary feature contenders range from Katy Perry: Part of Me to 2016 Obama's America. More likely contenders include Bully, The Queen of Versailles, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Marley.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. This year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner was Undefeated.
Bully documentary photo: The Weinstein Company.