18:05 Jun. 28, 2016
The country missed the deadline for this year's awards due to the rift
Ukraine has resolved a conflict over the selection process for the country's entry into the foreign-language Oscar race as the producers' association, the national filmmakers' union and the state cinema agency signed a memorandum about their cooperation within the country's nomination committee.
The memorandum approves a new make-up of the committeefor the Oscar committee, ending a rift that has continued for nearly two years, paralyzing the Oscar committee's operation and causing Ukraine to miss the submission deadline last year for the 2016 Academy Awards.
"To resolve disputes related to the operation of the Ukrainian Oscar committee and avoid possible conflicts of interest in the future, a memorandum between the national filmmakers' union and the Ukrainian producers' association is signed regarding regulation of the Ukrainian Oscar committee," the groups said in a statement on the national filmmakers' union's web site.
In accordance with the new rules, an open contest for the position of the Ukrainian Oscar committee's secretary will be announced shortly. The new Oscar committee includes 16 people, approved by all parties involved. Full story