76 Countries In Competition For 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar®

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.  Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country.

The 2013 submissions are:

  • Afghanistan, "Wajma – An Afghan Love Story," Barmak Akram, director;
  • Albania, "Agon," Robert Budina, director;
  • Argentina, "The German Doctor," Lucía Puenzo, director;
  • Australia, "The Rocket," Kim Mordaunt, director;
  • Austria, "The Wall," Julian Pölsler, director;
  • Azerbaijan, "Steppe Man," Shamil Aliyev, director;
  • Bangladesh, "Television," Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, director;
  • Belgium, "The Broken Circle Breakdown," Felix van Groeningen, director;
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker," Danis Tanovic, director;
  • Brazil, "Neighboring Sounds," Kleber Mendonça Filho, director;
  • Bulgaria, "The Color of the Chameleon," Emil Hristov, director;
  • Cambodia, "The Missing Picture," Rithy Panh, director;
  • Canada, "Gabrielle," Louise Archambault, director;
  • Chad, "GriGris," Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, director;
  • Chile, "Gloria," Sebastián Lelio, director;
  • China, "Back to 1942," Feng Xiaogang, director;
  • Colombia, "La Playa DC," Juan Andrés Arango, director;
  • Croatia, "Halima’s Path," Arsen Anton Ostojic, director;
  • Czech Republic, "The Don Juans," Jiri Menzel, director;
  • Denmark, "The Hunt," Thomas Vinterberg, director;
  • Dominican Republic, "Quien Manda?" Ronni Castillo, director;
  • Ecuador, "The Porcelain Horse," Javier Andrade, director;
  • Egypt, "Winter of Discontent," Ibrahim El Batout, director;
  • Estonia, "Free Range," Veiko Ounpuu, director;
  • Finland, "Disciple," Ulrika Bengts, director;
  • France, "Renoir," Gilles Bourdos, director;
  • Georgia, "In Bloom," Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, directors;
  • Germany, "Two Lives," Georg Maas, director;
  • Greece, "Boy Eating the Bird’s Food," Ektoras Lygizos, director;
  • Hong Kong, "The Grandmaster," Wong Kar-wai, director;
  • Hungary, "The Notebook," Janos Szasz, director;
  • Iceland, "Of Horses and Men," Benedikt Erlingsson, director;
  • India, "The Good Road," Gyan Correa, director;
  • Indonesia, "Sang Kiai," Rako Prijanto, director;
  • Iran, "The Past," Asghar Farhadi, director;
  • Israel, "Bethlehem," Yuval Adler, director;
  • Italy, "The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino, director;
  • Japan, "The Great Passage," Ishii Yuya, director;
  • Kazakhstan, "Shal," Yermek Tursunov, director;
  • Latvia, "Mother, I Love You," Janis Nords, director;
  • Lebanon, "Blind Intersections," Lara Saba, director;
  • Lithuania, "Conversations on Serious Topics," Giedre Beinoriute, director;
  • Luxembourg, "Blind Spot," Christophe Wagner, director;
  • Mexico, "Heli," Amat Escalante, director;
  • Moldova, "All God’s Children," Adrian Popovici, director;
  • Montenegro, "Ace of Spades – Bad Destiny," Drasko Djurovic, director;
  • Morocco, "Horses of God," Nabil Ayouch, director;
  • Nepal, "Soongava: Dance of the Orchids," Subarna Thapa, director;
  • Netherlands, "Borgman," Alex van Warmerdam, director;
  • New Zealand, "White Lies," Dana Rotberg, director;
  • Norway, "I Am Yours," Iram Haq, director;
  • Pakistan, "Zinda Bhaag," Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, directors;
  • Palestine, "Omar," Hany Abu-Assad, director;
  • Peru, "The Cleaner," Adrian Saba, director;
  • Philippines, "Transit," Hannah Espia, director;
  • Poland, "Walesa. Man of Hope," Andrzej Wajda, director;
  • Portugal, "Lines of Wellington," Valeria Sarmiento, director;
  • Romania, "Child’s Pose," Calin Peter Netzer, director;
  • Russia, "Stalingrad," Fedor Bondarchuk, director;
  • Saudi Arabia, "Wadjda," Haifaa Al Mansour, director;
  • Serbia, "Circles," Srdan Golubovic, director;
  • Singapore, "Ilo Ilo," Anthony Chen, director;
  • Slovak Republic, "My Dog Killer," Mira Fornay, director;
  • Slovenia, "Class Enemy," Rok Bicek, director;
  • South Africa, "Four Corners," Ian Gabriel, director;
  • South Korea, "Juvenile Offender," Kang Yi-kwan, director;
  • Spain, "15 Years Plus a Day," Gracia Querejeta, director;
  • Sweden, "Eat Sleep Die," Gabriela Pichler, director;
  • Switzerland, "More than Honey," Markus Imhoof, director;
  • Taiwan, "Soul," Chung Mong-Hong, director;
  • Thailand, "Countdown," Nattawut Poonpiriya, director;
  • Turkey, "The Butterfly’s Dream," Yilmaz Erdogan, director;
  • Ukraine, "Paradjanov," Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova, directors;
  • United Kingdom, "Metro Manila," Sean Ellis, director;
  • Uruguay, "Anina," Alfredo Soderguit, director;
  • Venezuela, "Breach in the Silence," Luis Alejandro Rodríguez and Andrés Eduardo Rodríguez, directors.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.