LIFF part of the Oscar process
LEEDS International Film Festival is going to the Oscars – sort of.
The event, which comes to a close on Sunday, has been accepted as a qualifying event for the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises the world’s most famous awards ceremony celebrating excellence in cinema, contacted the organisers of the LIFF this week to confirm it has been approved to become part of the Academy Awards process. It means winners in some of the Leeds categories at the Leeds fest will qualify for the film world’s biggest prize.