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Britain submits doc for foreign-language Oscar consideration

Havana Marking's doc Afghan Star has been submitted to the Oscar race by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as Britain's pick for foreign-language film nomination. This submission from Britain into the foreign-language section was made possible due to a change in the Oscar rules that allow countries to submit films in a language that is not one of its official languages. Oscar nominations will be announced February 2.
October 8, 2009

Havana Marking’s doc Afghan Star has been submitted to the Oscar race by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as Britain’s pick for foreign-language film nomination. This submission from Britain into the foreign-language section was made possible due to a change in the Oscar rules that allow countries to submit films in a language that is not one of its official languages. Oscar nominations will be announced February 2.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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