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Academy Sets Sci-Tech Deadline

Submissions must be in by Friday at 5 p.m. PST

Friday is the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences submission deadline for the 2009 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards.


A completed entry form must be submitted to the Academy online by 5 p.m. PT.


In late May, the Academy mailed more than 850 "call for entry" letters to individuals and companies specializing in motion picture science and technology.  


The committee, which is composed of film industry engineers, scientists and craftspeople, will evaluate all submissions before making recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for award consideration.


The Academy recognizes scientific and technical achievement on three levels: Technical Achievement Award (a certificate), Scientific and Engineering Award (a plaque) and the Academy Award of Merit (an Oscar statue).


The 2009 Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 20, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.