Plus: Sing Street re-released in US; Interview with God wraps; and more…

The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced more key dates in the run-up to the 2016 Academy Awards, and some tweaks to Oscar rules.

The Academy’s Governors Awards will take place on 12 November, 2016. Voting on Oscar nominations will start on 5 January, 2017 and end on 13 January. The Oscar nominations announcement will be made on 24 January and the Scientific and Technical Awards announcement on 11 February.

Final Oscar voting begins on 13 February and ends on 21 February.

Among the rule changes is one stipulating that for feature-length films getting their qualifying seven-day Los Angeles runs screenings must occur at least three times daily, with at least one screening beginning between 6pm and 10pm each day.

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is re-releasing writer-director John Carney’s Irish musical dramedy Sing Street (pictured) in US cinemas this Friday (July 1). The film’s initial US release through TWC on April 15 resulted in critical acclaim and a gross of $3.1m.

Giving Films’ An Interview with God has completed principal photography in New York. The mystery-drama starring David Strathairn and Brenton Thwaites, with Perry Lang directing, is scheduled for a 2017 theatrical release.

Pacific Rim 2 has been set for a February 23, 2018 North American release by Universal Pictures. John Boyega leads the cast of the sequel, with Steven S DeKnight directing.

Fox Searchlight has set family drama Gifted, with Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan starring for director Marc Webb, for an April 12, 2017 North American opening.

US film and media organisation Relativity Education is opening a campus on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Relativity is working with the Curacao Film Institute on the project, designed to strengthen industry ties in the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America.

Ava’s Impossible Things, one of the first recipients of video streaming site Vimeo’s Share the Screen investments, is to have its premiere at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival on July 16. The film will be available through Vimeo On Demand from July 17.