Magazine article Screen International

UPDATE: Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions 2013

Magazine article Screen International

UPDATE: Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions 2013

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The Netherlands enters Borgman into Oscar race; Croatia submits Halima's Path; Pakistan selects Zinda Bhaag.

Submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards are coming in and will continue until October, when the full list of eligible submissions will be revealed.

Last year, a record 71 countries submitted features and the eventual winner was Austrian entry Amour, directed by Michael Haneke.

An initial nine finalists will be shortlisted, which will be whittled down to five nominees that will be announced on Jan 16, 2014.Submissions

* = new additions

Australia, The Rocket, Kim MordauntAustria, The Wall, Julian Pölsler

Bulgaria, Colour of the Chameleon, Emil Hristov

Chile, Gloria, Sebastián Lelio* Croatia, Halima's Path, Arsen Anton Ostojic

Dominican Republic, Who's the Boss?, Ronni Castillo

Finland, Disciple, Ulrika Bengts

Georgia, In Bloom, Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon GroßGermany, Two Lives, Georg MaasGreece, Boy Eating The Bird's Food, Ektoras Lygizos

Hungary, The Notebook, Janosz Szasz

Japan, The Great Passage, Yuya Ishii

Latvia, Mother, I Love You, Janis NordsLuxembourg, Blind Spot, Christophe Wagner

Montenegro, Bad Destiny, Drasko DurovicMorocco, God's Horses, Nabil Ayouch

Nepal, Soongava: Dance of the Orchids, Subarna Thapa* Netherlands, Borgman, Alex van WarmerdamNew Zealand, White Lies, Dana Rotberg

* Pakistan, Zinda Bhaag, Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi

Romania, Child's Pose, Calin Peter Netzer

Serbia, Circles, Srdan GolubovicSingapore, Ilo Ilo, Anthony ChenSouth Korea, Juvenile Offender, Kang Yi-kwanSweden, Eat Sleep Die, Gabriela Pichler

Turkey, The Butterfly's Dream, Yilmaz Erdogan

Venezuela, Breach in the Silence, Luis Rodríguez, Andrés Rodríguez

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