Ahead of the 92nd edition of the Academy Awards, the Swedish Oscar Committee has nominated three films in the first phase this year, thus to further highlight the quality and diversity of the films that are being made in Sweden.
– The fact that we choose to nominate three films as part of the first phase, symbolizes our intention to spotlight several of our wonderful films and place them a larger context, says Steffen Andersen-Møller, Head of the International Department at the Swedish Film Institute, and Chairman of the Oscar Committee.
The nominated films are:
The final Swedish Oscar submission in the category of Best International Feature Film will be revealed at a press conference during the Swedish film industry event Malmö Filmdagar on August 28th.
Seven members in the Swedish Oscar Committee nominate the Swedish submission. To be eligible, the film must have premiered in Swedish cinemas between October 1st and September 30th and meet the criteria as stated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The committee is headed by Steffen Andersen-Møller, head of the International Department at the Swedish Film Institute.
Members of the Swedish Oscar Committee:
Jan Lumholdt, The Swedish Film Critics Association
Stephan Apelgren, The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film – director
Sanna Lenken, The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film – director
Zoran Slavic, The Swedish Film and Television Cooperation Committee
Tomas Michaelsson, The Swedish Film & TV Producers Association
Lizette Jonjic, The Swedish Film & TV Producers Association
Mirja Wester, Göteborg International Film Festival
The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on February 9th, 2020.
For more information about the Oscars process, please contact: Theo Tsappos, festival manager at the international department, the Swedish Film Institute. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +4686651133.
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