Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Foreign-Language Film Race 2018: Mexico, Bulgaria, Kosovo Declare

Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Foreign-Language Film Race 2018: Mexico, Bulgaria, Kosovo Declare

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Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

‘Tempestad’

The Oscar nominations aren’t announced until January 23, but the race has already begun in the best foreign-language film category.

Every country is invited to submit what it considers its best film of the year to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), with one film accepted from each country.

Last year there were 85 films in the longlist of entries for consideration in the category - a record-breaking number - before the contenders were whittled down to a nine-strong longlist and, eventually, the five nominees put forward to the final Oscar vote: Denmark’s Land Of Mine, Sweden’s A Man Called Ove, Australia’s Tanna, Germany’s Toni Erdmann and eventual winner, The Salesman from Iran. …

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