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AMPAS sets dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the submission deadlines for 88th Academy Awards® consideration. Deadlines run through until early December.

Matthew Saville's 2014 Show Me Shorts winner,Dive

Matthew Saville’s 2014 Show Me Shorts winner and Oscar contender, Dive

A week after last year’s submission deadline, Matthew Saville’s Dive achieved consideration courtesy of its Show Me Shorts Best Film win. This year’s deadline for live and animated shorts is 1 October. The Foreign Language category, which has seen three NZ entries in recent years, closes on 30 October.

The deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is the earliest deadline, closing for submissions this Friday. At this year’s awards Marco Revelant, Alasdair Coull and Shane Cooper won for the Barbershop hair grooming system developed at Weta Digital.

The Oscars will be presented Monday 29 February 2016 NZ time.

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