The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will again be the organisation appointed by AMPAS to select the UK's submission for consideration for the Foreign Language Oscar in 2009.

Producers and distributors must declare their intention to submit UK foreign-language films by July 22 to

Eligible films must have been released in the UK for at least seven consecutive days to a public, paying audience beginning no earlier than Oct 1, 2007 and no later than Sept 30, 2008. No television or online transmission is allowed before the film's theatrical release.

Films don't have to be set in the UK nor have a foreign language indigenous to the region, although they must be predominantly not in English and English subtitles are required. Creative talent must be from the UK.

The BAFTA selection for the submission will be sent to AMPAS by Oct 1.