A slew of Eastern European entries for the foreign-language Oscar race were announced as Thursday's deadline approaches.
"Ajami," co-directed by Israeli Yaron Shani and Palestinian Scandar Copti, was the big winner at the Israeli Film Academy's Ophir Awards, taking home the best film, director, editing and music prizes.
"Home," the debut feature by helmer Ursula Meier, has been selected as the Swiss candidate for the foreign-language Oscar competition.
China has chosen "Forever Enthralled," the Chen Kaige-helmed biopic about Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, as its contender for a nomination in the foreign language film category at the Oscars.
Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia have selected their candidates for the foreign language Oscar nomination.
Soxie Topacio's dark comedy "Grandfather Is dead" (Ded na si Lolo) trumped a slew of contenders to represent the Philippines in the hunt for a nomination for foreign-language film Oscar.
"For a Moment Freedom," by Iranian-Austrian filmmaker Arash T. Riahi, has been chosen as Austria's candidate for a nomination in Oscar's foreign-language film race.
With the Oct. 1 deadline fast approaching, a slew of countries have unveiled their films vying for nominations in Oscar's foreign-language category.
Dark thriller "Terribly Happy" has been tapped as Denmark's hope for a nomination in Oscar's foreign language category.
Twenty-year-old Montreal writer-director Xavier Dolan's first film, "I Killed My Mother," is Canada's submission for consideration in Oscar's foreign-language film category.