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American Academy Foreign Language Film Award

BAFTA is appointed by the American Academy to select the UK Foreign Language Film Award submission.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the organisation appointed by the American Academy to select the UK’s submission for consideration for the Foreign Language Film Award at the 82nd American Academy Awards in 2010.

Eligible films must have been released in the UK for at least seven consecutive days to a public paying audience beginning no earlier than 1 October 2008 and no later than 30 September 2009. No television or online transmission may have occurred before the film’s theatrical release.

There is no requirement for entries to be in a language indigenous to the UK or to be set in the UK. The dialogue must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English and accurate English subtitles are required. Creative control of the motion picture must have been largely in the hands of citizens of the UK. For full rules go to

Producers and distributors should notify BAFTA by email to of their intention to submit a film by Monday 17 August. Applicants will be notified in September. All paperwork for the successful film must be sent to the American Academy by 1 October along with a print of the film.

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For further information, please contact:
Deena Manley
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Tel: 020 7292 5857 / Email: