Oscars Best Foreign Language Film 2018: List of Films Submitted from 87 Countries

Oscars Best Foreign Language Film 2018: List of Films Submitted from 87 Countries

Oscars Best Foreign Language Film 2018: List of Films Submitted from 87 Countries

Oscar predictions for the regional films are heating up in Hollywood and all the films screened in festivals and which had theatrical release are pushing beyond their limits to get a nomination in the prestigious award ceremony. The Academy Awards is undoubtedly the biggest recognition a film can get for its art value and cinematic quality.

One category which is most fought for all the years is the Best Foreign Language film and over 100 countries around the world compete for the award and make their submission to the Oscar board. Last year The Academy saw 92 submissions and this time 87 films have been submitted and ready to be shortlisted to 9 films for the awards night among which 1 film would take home the award.

Italy holds the record of winning the most number of awards in the prestigious category with 14 awards and followed by France with 12 awards so far in the past 68 ceremonies. This time French film Memoir of War is a trusted product to make it to the list and the film Roma of Mexico is the strong contender for the title as per predictions. The director of the film Alfonso Cuarón has already won an Oscar for his Hollywood directorial film Gravity.

List of Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film in Oscars:


Austria: The Waldheim Waltz (Ruth Beckermann)

Belarus: Crystal Swan (Darya Zhuk)

Belgium: Girl (Lukas Dhont)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Never Leave Me (Aida Begić)

Bulgaria: Omnipresent (Ilian Djevelekov)

Croatia: The Eighth Commissioner (Ivan Salaj)

Czech Republic: Winter Flies (Olmo Omerzu)

Denmark: The Guilty (Gustav Möller)

Estonia: Take It Or Leave It (Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo)

Finland: Euthanizer (Teemu Nikii)

France: Memoir Of War (Emmanuel Finkiel)

Georgia: Namme (Zaza Khalvashi)

Germany: Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

Greece: Polyxeni (Dora Masklavanou)

Hungary: Sunset (László Nemes)

Iceland: Woman At War (Benedikt Erlingsson)

Italy: Dogman (Matteo Garrone)

Kosovo: The Marriage (Blerta Zeqiri)

Latvia: To Be Continued (Ivars Seleckis)

Lithuania: Wonderful Losers: A Different World (Arūnas Matelis)

Luxembourg: Gutland (Govinda Van Maele)

Macedonia: Secret Ingredient (Gjorce Stavreski)

Montenegro: Iskra (Gojko Berkuljan)

Netherlands: The Resistance Banker (Joram Lursen)

Norway: What Will People Say (Iram Haq)

Poland: Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Portugal: Peregrinação (João Botelho)

Romania: I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians (Radu Jude)

Russia: Sobibor (Konstantin Khabensky)

Serbia: Offenders (Dejan Zečević)

Slovakia: The Interpreter (Martin Sulik)

Slovenia: Ivan (Janez Burger)

Spain: Champions (Javier Fesser)

Sweden: Border (Ali Abbasi)

Switzerland: Eldorado (Markus Imhoof)

Turkey: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

UK: I Am Not A Witch (Rungano Nyoni)

Ukraine: Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)


Algeria: Until The End Of Time (Yasmine Chouikh)

Egypt: Yomeddine (Abu Bakr Shawky)

Kenya: Supa Modo (Likarion Wainaina)

Malawi: The Road To Sunrise (Shemu Joyah)

Morocco: Burnout (Nour Eddine Lakhmari)

Niger: The Wedding Ring (Rahmatou Keïta)

South Africa: Sew The Winter To My Skin (Jahmil X.T. Qubeka)

Tunisia: Beauty And The Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania)

Yemen: 10 Days Before The Wedding (Amr Gamal)


Argentina: The Angel (Luis Ortega)

Bolivia: Muralla (Rodrigo Patiño)

Brazil: The Great Mystical Circus (Carlos Diegues)

Canada: Watch Dog (Sophie Dupuis)

Chile: And Suddenly The Dawn (Silvio Caiozzi)

Colombia: Birds Of Passage (Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra)

Costa Rica: Medea (Alexandra Latishev Salazar)

Dominican Republic: Cocote (Nelson Carlo de Los Santos)

Ecuador: A Son Of Man (Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador, Pablo Agüero)

Mexico: ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón)

Panama: Ruben Blades Is Not My Name (Abner Benaim)

Paraguay: The Heiresses (Marcelo Martinessi)

Peru: Eternity (Oscar Catacora)

Uruguay: A Twelve Year Night (Álvaro Brechner)

Venezuela: The Family (Gustavo Rondón Córdova)


Armenia: Spitak (Alexander Kott)

Bangladesh: No Bed Of Roses (Mostofa Sarwar Farooki)

Cambodia: Graves Without A Name (Rithy Panh)

China: Hidden Man (Jiang Wen)

Hong Kong: Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam)

India: Village Rockstars (Rima Das)

Indonesia: Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts (Mouly Surya)

Iran: No Date, No Signature (Vahid Jalilvand)

Iraq: The Journey (Mohamed Al-Daradji)

Israel: The Cakemaker (Ofir Raul Grazier)

Japan: Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Kazakhstan: Ayka (Sergey Dvortsevoy)

Lebanon: Capernaüm (Nadine Labaki)

Nepal: Panchayat (Shivam Adhikari)

Pakistan: Cake (Asim Abbasi)

Palestine: Ghost Hunting (Raed Andoni)

Philippines: Signal Rock (Chito S. Roño)

Singapore: Buffalo Boys (Mike Wiluan)

South Korea: Burning (Lee Chang-dong)

Taiwan: The Great Buddha+ (Huang Hsin-yao)

Thailand: Malila: The Farewell Flower (Anucha Boonyawatana)

Vietnam: The Tailor (Trần Bửu Lộc and Kay Nguyễn)


Australia: Jirga (Benjamin Gilmour)

New Zealand: Yellow Is Forbidden (Pietra Brettkelly) 

Oscars Best Foreign Language Film 2018: List of Films Submitted from 87 Countries