7th TFO Awards: Rules of Eligibility

Here are the rules for eligibility to the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015.

For a film to quality for this year’s awards, it must be either one of the following:

  • included in the Reminder List of Eligible Productions released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • included in the Eligible Productions for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards, whether accepted or not, unless included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • released in Los Angeles and/or New York City in 2015 that was not included in that year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • exhibited in a film festival in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for non-American films, released in its country of origin in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for internet releases, officially premiered online in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for films that do not fall on any of the said categories, their eligibility will be studied on a case-to-case basis.

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

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