2020 Academy Awards of Merit International Film Award 

Sep 25, 2020

Each year, Telefilm Canada coordinates the Pan-Canadian Selection Committee and the process to determine which Canadian film will be submitted for the International Film Award competition at the Academy Awards™. This committee will screen eligible films over the coming months and meet in October to vote on which film will represent Canada in this prestigious competition

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines an international film as a feature-length motion picture (over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States of America and its territories with a predominantly (more than 50%) non-English dialogue track. Animated and documentary feature films are permitted.

Due to the global pandemic caused by coronavirus/COVID-19, all dates and matters of rules and eligibility for the 93rd Academy Awards are subject to change based on national guidelines, state mandated government orders and Academy-determined best practices. The deadline to apply is September 25, 2020 at 11:00 PM ET. For more information, click here.