SHAFAQNA – The selection committee declared Prophet Muhammad(AS) to represent Iran at the Oscar in a statement released on Saturday.
Set in the sixth century the movie revolves around the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (AS).
Iran’s jury committee, which is chosen by Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF), announced the preliminary entries for the 2016 Oscar Awards after reviewing all cinematic creations screened in domestic and international movie theaters and film events.
Iran has submitted a total of seventeen films for Oscar consideration in Best Foreign Language Film category since 1977.
Asghar Farhadi’s family drama ‘A Separation’, represented Iran in two categories and picked up the Best Foreign Language Film Award in 2012.
The award for best foreign-language film is given to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the US with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in Los Angeles.
During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.