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Thursday, August 03, 2017

90th Academy Awards Foreign Language Films Submissions


8/5/17 Update - As expected, Switzerland became the first country to enter the Oscar race as film was announced yesterday at Locarno fest.

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8/3/17
Today is a good day to start my most favorite post of the year, the one about the films countries send to Oscars for their consideration.  Will start with some general news but in a few days we will learn the first film as since last year Switzerland announces its submission during the Locarno Film Festival, which started just yesterday.

As did last year, will link sources at my Pinterest; sources are in the original language so my best suggestion is to use Chrome for auto-translation.

Submission to AMPAS deadline is October 2, 2017 @5:00pm PT. Female directors are in Blue.

Azerbaijan: Nar baği (Pomegranate Orchard), Ilgar Najaf (Karlovy Vary)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Muškarci ne plaču (Men Don't Cry), Alen Drljević (Karlovy Vary Special Jury Prize winner)

Dominican Republic: Carpinteros (Woodpeckers), José María Cabral (2017 Sundance)

Iraq: العاصفة السوداء Reşeba (The Dark Wind), Hussein Hassan Ali

Nepal: सेतो सूर्य Seto Surya (White Sun), Deepak Rauniyar (2016 Venice Orizzonti)

Sweden: The Square, Ruben Östlund (2017 Cannes Palme d'Or winner)
Switzerland: Die göttliche Ordnung (The Divine Order), Petra Volpe

Check info and available trailers @MOC
Check film posters here

News

-Brazil: deadline is August 31. Selection on September 15.
-Chile: submission deadline is August 4.
-Colombia: Shortlist on September 5.  Selection on September 11.
-Costa Rica: submission deadline September 1.
-Denmark: 3 finalist were announced today August 23. Selection on September 20.
-France: Selection committee will meet on September 12 and 19.  Selection announced on or after September 19.
-Georgia: submission deadline is August 11. Four films are being considered. Selection after August 30.
-Germany: selection announcement on August 24.
-Ghana: for the first time ever has a selection committee approved by AMPAS. Could send film if all cinema parties agree. Submission deadline is August 20.
-Hungary: 20+ films to consider.  Selection in September.
-India: submission deadline is September 10.
-Ireland: deadline closed end of July (?).
-Israel: selection on September 19.
-Italy: submission deadline is September 14.
-Kenya: submission deadline is September 12
-Kosovo: submission deadline is September 10.
-Kyrgyzstan: deadline is August 11.  Selection on August 23.
-Laos: for first time ever has a selection committee approved by AMPAS. Selection will be announced on September.
-Lithuania: submission deadline is September 1.  Selection on September 15.
-Mexico: submission deadline is August 18.
-Nepal: deadline is August 16. Two films are being considered.
-Netherlands: submission deadline closed on July 1st.  Seven (7) films registered, selection will be done early September.
-Pakistan: submission deadline is August 20.
-Russia: Selection at "end of September".
-Serbia: submission deadline is August 9.
-Spain: deadline on August 16, after 3 finalist will be selected for second round voting. Selection on September 7.
-UAE: First ever selection committee approved by AMPAS. 
-Ukraine: submission deadline is August 15.  Selection will be announced on August 29.

Will update daily if applicable, but will search daily for more info.


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