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Roman Polanski (second right)i, a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor at the Final Gala of the 24th Cinergia European Cinema Forum in Helion Cinema, Lodz. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Roman Polanski (second right)i, a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor at the Final Gala of the 24th Cinergia European Cinema Forum in Helion Cinema, Lodz. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Established in 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an international association which has a membership that comprises thousands of artists who work in cinema production. The members' goal is to recognise, uphold and advance the film industry by promoting engagement and encouraging creativity.

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