×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Foreign Oscar entries submitted

Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay.

Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award Committee, chaired by Fay Kanin, with Nina Foch as vice chair and Robert M.W. Vogel as honorary chair. The committee screens all entries before voting to nominate five films.

Selection of each nation’s entry is made by a jury composed of filmmakers from that country. Only one film is accepted from each country. Entries need not have been released in the U.S. to qualify.

Oscar nominations will be announced Feb. 17; the awards will be handed out March 29.

This year’s submissions are:

“The Dark Side of the Heart” (Argentina), “Benny’s Video” (Austria), “Daens” (Belgium), “Leolo” (Canada), “The Story of Qiu Ju” (China), “A Story from Croatia” (Croatia), “Adorable Lies” (Cuba), “Sofie” (Denmark), “Those Old Love-Letters” (Estonia), “Indochine” (France), “Schtonk!” (Germany), “Sweet Emma , Dear Bobe” (Hungary), “As in Heaven” (Iceland), “Thevar Magan” (India), “Mer’s Lips” (Indonesia), “Life According to Agfa” (Israel), “The Stolen Children” (Italy), “The Oil-Hell Murder” (Japan), “The Fall of Otrar” (Kazakhstan), “The Child of Man” (Latvia), “Like Water for Chocolate” (Mexico), “The Northeners” (The Netherlands), “The Warrior’s Heart” (Norway), “All That Really Matters” (Poland), “The Day of Despair” (Portugal), “Hotel De Lux” (Romania), “Close to Eden” (Russia), “The Fencing Master” (Spain), “House of Angels” (Sweden), “Off Season” (Switzerland), “The Peach Blossom Land” (Taiwan), “Softly, Softly, Little One” (Turkey), “A Place in the World” (Uruguay).

More Film

  • Lady GagaGovernors Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles,

    Lady Gaga Still Not Back Home in Malibu After Fire

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in

    Oscars: Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Returns, at Just the Right Time

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova

    IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova: ‘Uncertainty Is My Slogan’

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • Pablo Ferro Dead: Title Designer Was

    Pablo Ferro, Legendary Title Designer for 'Dr. Strangelove,' Dies at 83

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Foreign Box Office:

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' Dominates Overseas Box Office With $191 Million Launch

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • IDFA: ’Border Fence’s’ Nikolaus Geyrhalter -

    IDFA: ’The Border Fence’ Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter on Building A Divided Europe

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

  • The crowd watch Coldplay perform. One

    Film Review: 'Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams'

    Thirty-three countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign language film in the 65th Annual Academy Awards. Included this year are the first entries ever from Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia and Uruguay. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy and its Foreign Language Film Award […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content