Slovak National Nomination for Oscar 2012

Made in Ash is the Slovak National Nomination for Oscar 2012 for the Best Foreign Language Film, The Last Bus qualifies for the short animation category

The Slovak Film and Television Academy decided to nominate the film MADE IN ASH (orig. Až do mesta Aš) by Iveta Grófová as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Awards, also known as the Oscars.

SFTA members selected the film from among 10 titles eligible for the nomination according to the criteria of the AMPAS - a feature-length film, with a public premiere between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012, theatrically distributed, the submitting coutry having the predominant number of authors and the original language being other than English:

• Lóve (by J. Kroner)
• Trou de Fer – Železná diera (by P. Barabáš)
• Immortalitas (by E. Bošňák)
• Zlo (by P. Bebjak)
• eŠteBák (by J. Nvota)
• Anjeli (by R. Šveda)
• Tigre v meste (by J. Krasnohorský)
• Tanec medzi črepinami (by M. Ťapák)
• Zvonky šťastia (by J. Bučka, M. Šulík)
• Až do mesta Aš (by I. Grófová)
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The Czech Film and Television Academy selected the David Ondříček newest film In the Shadow (Ve stínu, CZ, PL, SK, IL, 2012) as the Czech national nomination in the same category.

The short film The Last Bus (dir. Ivana Laučíková & Martin Snopek, 2011) will be also competing for the golden statue. As the film received the Grand Prix awards at the prestigious festivals of short films in Tampere and animation film in Stuttgart, it qualified for the short animation category at the Oscars. Slovakia will be represented in the category for the first time, however a Slovak animation film was presented for the competition in 2000, the director Michal Struss was nominated for a Student Oscar for his film In the Box.