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Exit through the Gift Shop takes its name from the title of one of Banksy’s works  
Banksy’s film Exit through the Gift Shop is in the running for next year’s Academy Award for best documentary feature.It is one of 15 titles that will be whittled down to five in time for the Oscar nominations on 25 January.
The documentary tells of an amateur film-maker who attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the elusive artist turn the camera on him.
The 2011 Oscars will be presented on 27 February in Hollywood, California.
Earlier this month Exit through the Gift Shop was named most entertaining documentary at the Grierson Trust awards.
Rom Levy

About Rom Levy

Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.