WASHINGTON, April 29 – RIA Novosti. The organizers of the prestigious film award “Oscar” because of the epidemic of the coronavirus decided to change the rules of selection and for the first time allowed to contest in 2021 movies that appeared only online, not in theaters.

This rule is only valid until until they open the cinema.

it is Noted that the owners should provide members of the Academy a copy of the film for viewing on a special secure website within 60 days from the day of its release online.

“the Film must meet all other requirements of selection,” emphasize the organizers.

it recalled that because of the coronavirus cinemas in the County of Los Angeles, California was closed on March 16. Screening of films in cinemas this County is one of the mandatory conditions for participation in “the Oscar”.