• Film

    How to Score a Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

    As the Oscar race slowly starts building up, so countries have been submitting their films for consideration into the best foreign language category. South Africa hasn’t had a nominee in this category since Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi won it in 2006. This year, a film shot entirely in the language of Venda has been selected by the local committee, for consideration. It needs to make the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ long-list and then short-list to become one of the 5 nominees. Elelwani¬†(which means ‘to remember’ or ‘recall’) was made in 2012, but released in January 2014. It earned Florence Masebe, a well-known TV star taking on her first…