The Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has reacted to the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut film, ‘LionHeart’ as the country's submission for Oscar 2020.
Reacting to the development, Chineze Anyaene who headed the committee that made the submission said it should be an eye-opener for filmmakers in the Nollywood industry.
Though she admitted that the industry is “often faced with producing films with a wide reach", she also disclosed that they are working to create workshops and other training sessions to instill robust awareness on the guidelines for an ‘International Feature Film’ entry as reported by LIB. See the full statement below…
“We are therefore urging filmmakers to shoot with the intention of non-English recording dialogue as a key qualifying parameter to represent the country in the most prestigious award.