85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® 2016

85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR 2016 – after The 2016 submissions, 85 countries in competition for 2016 Foreign Language Oscar. Following the Eighty-five countries which have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. Yemen is a first-time entrant.85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® 2016

The 2016 SUBMISSION 85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR 2016 ARE:

  1. Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director;
  2. Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director;
  3. Argentina, “The Distinguished Citizen,” Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors;
  4. Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors;
  5. Austria, “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe,” Maria Schrader, director;
  6. Bangladesh, “The Unnamed,” Tauquir Ahmed, director;
  7. Belgium, “The Ardennes,” Robin Pront, director;
  8. Bolivia, “Sealed Cargo,” Julia Vargas Weise, director;
  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Death in Sarajevo,” Danis Tanovic, director;
  10. Brazil, “Little Secret,” David Schurmann, director;
  11. Bulgaria, “Losers,” Ivaylo Hristov, director;
  12. Cambodia, “Before the Fall,” Ian White, director;
  13. Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director;
  14. Chile, “Neruda,” Pablo Larraín, director;
  15. China, “Xuan Zang,” Huo Jianqi, director;
  16. Colombia, “Alias Maria,” José Luis Rugeles, director;
  17. Costa Rica, “About Us,” Hernán Jiménez, director;
  18. Croatia, “On the Other Side,” Zrinko Ogresta, director;
  19. Cuba, “The Companion,” Pavel Giroud, director;
  20. Czech Republic, “Lost in Munich,” Petr Zelenka, director;
  21. Denmark, “Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, director;
  22. Dominican Republic, “Sugar Fields,” Fernando Báez, director;
  23. Ecuador, “Such Is Life in the Tropics,” Sebastián Cordero, director;
  24. Egypt, “Clash,” Mohamed Diab, director;
  25. Estonia, “Mother,” Kadri Kõusaar, director;
  26. Finland, “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,” Juho Kuosmanen, director;
  27. France, “Elle,” Paul Verhoeven, director;
  28. Georgia, “House of Others,” Rusudan Glurjidze, director;
  29. Germany, “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, director;
  30. Greece, “Chevalier,” Athina Rachel Tsangari, director;
  31. Hong Kong, “Port of Call,” Philip Yung, director;
  32. Hungary, “Kills on Wheels,” Attila Till, director;
  33. Iceland, “Sparrows,” Rúnar Rúnarsson, director;
  34. India, “Interrogation,” Vetri Maaran, director;
  35. Indonesia, “Letters from Prague,” Angga Dwimas Sasongko, director;
  36. Iran, “The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, director;
  37. Iraq, “El Clásico,” Halkawt Mustafa, director;
  38. Israel, “Sand Storm,” Elite Zexer, director;
  39. Italy, “Fire at Sea,” Gianfranco Rosi, director;
  40. Japan, “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son,” Yoji Yamada, director;
  41. Jordan, “3000 Nights,” Mai Masri, director;
  42. Kazakhstan, “Amanat,” Satybaldy Narymbetov, director;
  43. Kosovo, “Home Sweet Home,” Faton Bajraktari, director;
  44. Kyrgyzstan, “A Father’s Will,” Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, directors;
  45. Latvia, “Dawn,” Laila Pakalnina, director;
  46. Lebanon, “Very Big Shot,” Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, director;
  47. Lithuania, “Seneca’s Day,” Kristijonas Vildziunas, director;
  48. Luxembourg, “Voices from Chernobyl,” Pol Cruchten, director;
  49. Macedonia, “The Liberation of Skopje,” Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija, directors;
  50. Malaysia, “Beautiful Pain,” Tunku Mona Riza, director;
  51. Mexico, “Desierto,” Jonás Cuarón, director;
  52. Montenegro, “The Black Pin,” Ivan Marinović, director;
  53. Morocco, “A Mile in My Shoes,” Said Khallaf, director;
  54. Nepal, “The Black Hen,” Min Bahadur Bham, director;
  55. Netherlands, “Tonio,” Paula van der Oest, director;
  56. New Zealand, “A Flickering Truth,” Pietra Brettkelly, director;
  57. Norway, “The King’s Choice,” Erik Poppe, director;
  58. Pakistan, “Mah-e-Mir,” Anjum Shahzad, director;
  59. Palestine, “The Idol,” Hany Abu-Assad, director;
  60. Panama, “Salsipuedes,” Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manolito Rodríguez, directors;
  61. Peru, “Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes),” Juan Daniel F. Molero, director;
  62. Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa,” Brillante Ma Mendoza, director;
  63. Poland, “Afterimage,” Andrzej Wajda, director;
  64. Portugal, “Letters from War,” Ivo M. Ferreira, director;
  65. Romania, “Sieranevada,” Cristi Puiu, director;
  66. Russia, “Paradise,” Andrei Konchalovsky, director;
  67. Saudi Arabia, “Barakah Meets Barakah,” Mahmoud Sabbagh, director;
  68. Serbia, “Train Driver’s Diary,” Milos Radovic, director;
  69. Singapore, “Apprentice,” Boo Junfeng, director;
  70. Slovakia, “Eva Nová,” Marko Skop, director;
  71. Slovenia, “Houston, We Have a Problem!” Žiga Virc, director;
  72. South Africa, “Call Me Thief,” Daryne Joshua, director;
  73. South Korea, “The Age of Shadows,” Kim Jee-woon, director;
  74. Spain, “Julieta,” Pedro Almodóvar, director;
  75. Sweden, “A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, director;
  76. Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras, director;
  77. Taiwan, “Hang in There, Kids!” Laha Mebow, director;
  78. Thailand, “Karma,” Kanittha Kwunyoo, director;
  79. Turkey, “Cold of Kalandar,” Mustafa Kara, director;
  80. Ukraine, “Ukrainian Sheriffs,” Roman Bondarchuk, director;
  81. United Kingdom, “Under the Shadow,” Babak Anvari, director;
  82. Uruguay, “Breadcrumbs,” Manane Rodríguez, director;
  83. Venezuela, “From Afar,” Lorenzo Vigas, director;
  84. Vietnam, “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass,” Victor Vu, director;
  85. Yemen, “I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced,” Khadija Al-Salami, director.

The competitive Foreign Language Film category was introduced in 1956 for the 29th Academy Awards. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Academy has created a complete playlist of acceptance speeches and a poster gallery of all the Foreign Language Film Oscar® winners.

The 89th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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