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Oscars: Foreign-Language Films Deadline Closes Thursday

Thursday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language film submissions, with nearly 70 countries so far weighing in — though many of the usual suspects are still not accounted for, including the U.K., Egypt, Australia and New Zealand.

After the Oct. 1 deadline, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will go through the entries to determine eligibility. The Academy wants to make sure each film was under the creative control of filmmakers from the submitting country (though, in an era of international co-productions, the Acad tries to be accommodating), that it opened during the eligibility period and that the majority of the dialogue is not in English. The Academy usually releases its list about a week after the deadline.

The Academy will announce a shortlist of nine films from the submissions, and the five Oscar nominees will be announced Jan. 14, along with contenders in other categories. The Academy Awards take place Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

There were a record 83 submissions last year, when the winner was Poland’s “Ida,” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.

Following are the submissions to date listed alphabetically by country and including the director.

Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer
Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci
Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero
Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” Abu Shahed Emon
Belgium, “The Brand New Testament,” Jaco Van Dormael
Bosnia & Herzegovina, “Our Everyday Life,” Ines Tanovic
Brazil, “The Second Mother,” Anna Muylaert
Bulgaria, “The Judgment,” Stephan Komandarev
Cambodia, “The Last Reel,” Kulikar Sotho
Canada, “Felix et Meira,” Maxime Giroux
Chile, “The Club,” Pablo Larrain
China “Totem Pole,” Jean-Jacques Annaud
Colombia, “Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra
Croatia, “The High Sun,” Dalibor Matanic
Czech Republic, “Home Care” Slavek Horak
Denmark, “A War,” Tobias Lindholm
Dominican Republic, “Sand Dollars,” Isabel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán
Estonia, “1944,” Elmo Nuganen
Finland, “The Fencer,” Klaus Haro
France, “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Erguven
Georgia, “Moira,” Levan Tutberidze
Germany “Labyrinth of Lies” Giulio Ricciarelli, Sony Pictures Classics
Greece, “Xenia,” Panos Koutras
Guatemala, “Ixcanul Volcano,” Jayro Bustamante
Hong Kong, “To the Fore,” Dante Lam
Hungary, “Son of Saul,” Lászlo Nemes
Iceland, “Rams,” Grímur Hákonarson
India, “Court,” Chaitanya Tamhane
Iran, “Muhammad, The Messenger of God,” Majid Majidi
Iraq, “Memories on Stone,” Shawkat Amin Korkiv
Ireland, “Viva,” Paddy Breathnach
Israel, “Baba Joon,” Yuval Delshad
Italy, “Non Essere Cattivo” (Don’t Be Bad), Claudio Caligari
Japan “100 Yen Love,” Masaharu Take
Jordon, “Theeb,” Naji Abu Nowar
Kazakhstan, “Stranger,” Ermek Tursunov
Kosovo, “Babai” Visar Morina
Kyrgyzstan, “Heavenly Nomadic,” Mirlan Abdykalykov
Latvia, “Modris,” Juris Kursietis
Lebanon, “Void,” Tarek Korkomaz, Zeina Makki, Jad Beyrouthy, Christelle Ighniades, Salim Habr, Maria Abdel Karim, Naji Bechara
Lithuania, “The Summer of Sangaile,”  Alante Kavaiteė
Luxembourg, “Baby(a)lone,” Donato Rotunno
Macedonia, “Honey Night,” Ivo Trajkov
Mexico, “600 Miles,” Gabriel Ripstein
Montenegro, “You Carry Me,” Ivona Juka
Morocco, “Aida,” Driss Mrini
Netherlands, “The Paradise Suite,” Joost van Ginkel
Nepal, “Talakjung vs Tulke,” Nischal Basnet
Norway, “The Wave,” Roar Uthaug
Pakistan, “Moor,” Jami
Palestine, “The Wanted 18,” Paul Cowan, Amer Shomali
Panama, “Box 25,” Mercedes Arias, Delfina Vidal
Paraguay, “Cloudy Times,” Arami Ullon
Peru, “NN,” Héctor Gálvez
Philippines, “Heneral Luna,” Jerrold Tarog
Poland, “11 Minutes,” Jerzy Skolimowski
Portugal, “Arabian Nights, Vol. 2,” Miguel Gomes
Romania, “Aferim!,” Radu Jude
Russia, “Sunstroke,” Nikita Mikhalkov
Serbia, “Enclave,” Goran Radovanović
Slovakia, “Goat,” Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovenia, “The Tree,” Sonja Prosenc
South Africa, “The Two of Us,” Ernest Nkosi
South Korea, “The Throne,” Lee Joon-ik
Spain, “Loreak,” Jon Garano and Jose Maria Goenaga
Sweden, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Roy Andersson
Switzerland, “Iraqi Odyssey,” Samir
Taiwan, “The Assassin,” Hou Hsiao-hsien
Thailand, “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time),” Josh Kim
Turkey, “Sivas,” Kaan Müjdeci
Venezuela “Gone With the River,” Mario Crespo
Vietnam, “Jackpot,” Dustin Nguyen

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