Lion Heart: Movie Academy Under Fire after ‘Disqualifying Nigeria’s First Oscar entry’

According to the website, the film was dropped because it’s mostly in English, which doesn’t mean the Academy’s requirements for the Best International Feature Film category.

The rules for this category specify: “The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Accurate, legible English-language subtitles are required.”

3 Nollywood films selected for Hollywood exhibition

Three Nigerian films, Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North, are selected for showcase at the 2019 edition of ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ slated to hold on March 22 and 23 in Hollywood California, USA.
As a testament to the growing feat of Nigerian women in the film industry, women directed the selected films, all produced in 2018. The event’s director of operations, Maceo Willis, reportedly said:“That’s simply amazing, in Hollywood, we struggle with diversity and inclusion.