Participation in the 93rd Academy Awards popularly known as the Oscars, still remain a big deal across the world and African filmmakers are not relenting to make the spot.
Africa filmmakers are currently eligible to compete in the award category which celebrates movies outside the United States with predominantly non-English dialogue.
In a shortlist released by the academy on Tuesday, February 9, it was gathered that only 15 films from countries such as Chile, Tunisia, Iran, Mexico, Romania, and Norway advanced to the next round.
This Day reported that African films that made the shortlist include Ivory Coast’s ‘Night of the Kings’ and Tunisia’s ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’. The two countries have made African film industry proud so far.
Academy members will now be invited to opt in to participate and view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.
While nominations voting for the Oscars will officially begin on Friday, March 5 and concluded on Wednesday, March 10, nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, March 15. The main ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 25, 2021.