AND THE OSCAR® GOES TO… ALCINE HAS BEEN APPROVED AS AN ACADEMY QUALIFYING FESTIVAL FOR THE SHORT FILM AWARDS

AND THE OSCAR® GOES TO… ALCINE HAS BEEN APPROVED AS AN ACADEMY QUALIFYING FESTIVAL FOR THE SHORT FILM AWARDS

January 13, 2017

The new year starts with good news for ALCINE. The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences who is in charge of the OSCAR® ceremonies, informed that ALCINE has been appproved as an Academy qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards. From the 47th edition on, the First Award of the National Competition, as well as the First Award of the European Competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS® without the standard theatrical run, provided the films otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid, organized by the City Council of Alcalá de Henares and the Province of Madrid, joins the four Spanish festivals, Sitges, Gijón, Bilbao and Huesca, which are also taken into consideration, besides the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. For the OSCAR® nominations the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences counts on around 90 collaborators all over the world as national academies and film festivals.

ALCINE since several years also collaborates for the preselection of short films for the Spanish Goya Awards.

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