The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars organizes, the Leuven festival for documentary film included in the list of festivals from now on a langspeeldocumentaire may nominate for an Oscar in this category.
Now comes the winner of the Jury Prize in the International competition of the Leuven festival Docville automatically on the long list for the Oscar for Best Documentary. For this year is that the Brazilian documentary Piripkura, that the Price in march won.
From this year, the Academy with a list of 28 leading festivals of which the winning films on the longlist for the category of the langspeeldocumentaires. That way people are not American productions, offering more opportunities to be nominated.This also had a film in the USA will be released before he could compete for the coveted statuette.
Docville was as a Belgian festival, chosen on a list that also includes the film festivals of Berlin and Cannes, philippines, but also the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. According to festival director Frank Moens is a crowning achievement for many years of commitment and confirmation of the international profile. Also the short film Festival Leuven, which is just as Docville is a part of the vzw Fonk, is an Oscar Qualifying festival for the kortfilmcategorie.
The documentary Piripkura follows the eponymous indian tribe in the South American rainforest, of which only two members on the nomadic way of life. To the protected status of this piece of rainforest to preserve and bomenkap, they have to prove that the tribe still resides there. A torch, which, since 1998, brandt, is their most important possession. The torch is in the film used as a metaphor for the extinction of this culture.