Poland’s cinematography themed festival Plus Camerimage has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category.
Winners of the festival’s Golden Frog in the Short Documentary Films Competition will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The festival has adjusted the running time limit for short documentaries from 60 minutes to 40 minutes, in order to comply with the Rules of the Academy. Documentaries longer than 40 minutes will now be considered for the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition. Plus Camerimage will be held in Bydgoszcz, running 16-23 November 2013, earlier than in past years, and deadlines for submissions will also be earlier.