Rachid Bouchareb's "Outside the Law" is Algeria's selection for the foreign-language Oscar.
Uruguay has opted to send Federico Veiroj's romantic comedy "La vida util" (A Useful Life) to represent the country at the Foreign Oscars race.
Hilda Hidalgo's directorial debut "Del amor y otros demonios" (Of Love and Other Demons) is Costa Rica's contender for a foreign Oscar film nomination.
Alex Law Kai-yu's "Echoes of the Rainbow," a story about a family's triumph over adversity in 1960s Hong Kong, has been chosen to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language category at the Oscars.
During the past few months, she's received a lifetime achievement award from BMI and Prince Charles has presented her with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.
Friday is the deadline for submitting foreign language pics, live-action short films and animated shorts for Oscar consideration.
Joao Pedro Rodrigues' "To Die Like a Man," produced by Rosa Filmes, is Portugal's candidate for foreign film Oscar nomination.
Helmer Sonia Nassery Cole's "The Black Tulip" is Afghanistan's entry for a nomination in Oscar's foreign language category.
Daoud Abdel Sayed's "Messages From the Sea" is Egypt's selection for a nomination in the foreign language Oscar race.
Srdjan Karanovic's "Besa," a story that acts as an allegory for the history of ethnic tensions in the Balkans, is Serbia's entry for the Oscars.
Paolo Virzi's "The First Beautiful Thing," a bittersweet comedy about a proto-feminist Italo mom, is Italy's foreign-language Oscar entry.