Wednesday, August 03, 2022

95th Academy Awards International Feature Film Submissions

Update 2 November 1st - Since yesterday several renown American movie online outlets, and many blogs and movie enthusiasts have been announcing additional countries with submissions to #Oscars2023 International Feature Film category. There are three countries, Australia, China and Azerbaijan with no official announcement from film academy, film commission, cultural ministry or any other official film institution in each country. Data source seems to be lists sent to International Feature Film committee members in the first voting that will generate the list of 15 films that's scheduled to be announced on December 21.

Trully regret AMPAS chose not to release the official list of films that have qualified to be considered by the committee as only generates lots of confusion and speculation. Hope The Academy releases an official list of eligible film soon to clarify what's fact and what's fiction.

Most interesting is that Australia's entry is suppose to be one of my must-be-seen films as none other than Noomi Rapace plays the lead! On different news, it's claim that one (1) movie is absent from those lists, Malta's submission. So, for trying to keep the list as much reliable as I can will use the latest available info from industry's reliable sources as well as from other sources. I'm adding China, Australia, Azerbaijan and removing Malta.

Nevertheless, do remember below list is mainly the source of films that will increase my queue of must-be-seen movies, if I have not seen them already. Sigh.


Update 1 September22 - Yesterday AMPAS announced Bulgaria submission was rejected as has more than 50% English; there is still time to choose another film.
This year Ireland became the very first country to announce their Oscars entry to the 2023 edition of the Academy Awards. So, it's in August that we start the post even when since July been looking almost daily for info about this yearly post that really enjoy doing as gives me the panoramic of the films I'll be looking to forward to watch as soon as possible.

As mentioned there are many news from countries calling for producers to submit their films for consideration by local AMPAS approved Oscars selection committee and many have scheduled their procedure. At post end all press announcements will be listed with their respective schedule and will updated as soon as other countries announce their choices.

Worth sharing is that no related news have captured the attention of film industry press and social media as the one about France changing their selection committee to exclude heads of Unifrance and Cannes film festival. Somehow is no good news but Thiery Fremaux has been loud in the past when saying that he doesn't want to belong to the selection committee, to avoid possible missinterpretations when selection comes from Cannes Festival. Well. seems his wishes have been given by France's Ministry of Culture. By the way, the new committee has Jacques Audiard so indeed well-known film related master filmmakers are included.

We have to mention that submission rules has been modify to what they where before the pandemic. If you wish to read the news go official site here and to check the Special Rules for the International Feature Film Award go here.

To summarize the category and Oscars schedule let's start with category deadline being on Monday, October 3rd at 5pm Los Angeles time. Oscars shortlist announcements will be on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, nominations on January 24, 2023 and awards ceremony on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

So today, August 3rd, 2022 list starts right now.

The List

Albania: Një Filxhan Kafe dhe Këpucë të Reja Veshur (A Cup of Coffee and New Wearing Shoes), Gentian Koçi
Algeria: Nos frangins (Our Brothers), Rachid Bouchareb #Cannes2022 Cannes Premiere
Argentina: Argentina, 1985, Santiago Mitre #Venezia79 Competition FIPRESCI Best Film Award winner and SIGNIS Award Sepecial mention
Armenia: Արշալույսի լուսաբացը (Aurora's Sunrise), Inna Sahakyan (animated documentary)
Australia: You Won't Be Alone, Goran Stolevski #Sundance2022 World Cinema Dramatic
Austria: Corsage, Marie Kreutzer #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022 Best Actress winner
Azerbaijan: Yaradanlar (Creators), Shamil Aliyev (documentary)

Bangladesh: হাওয়া Hawa, Mejbaur Rahman Sumon
Belgium: Close, Lukas Dhont #Cannes2022 Grand Prix winner
Bolivia: Utama, Alejandro Loayza Grisi #Sundance2022 World Cinema-Dramatic Grand Jury Award winner
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Balada (A Ballad), Aida Begić
Brazil: Marte Um (Mars One), Gabriel Martins
Bulgaria: В сърцето на машината V sŭrtseto na mashinata (In The Heart of the Machine), Martin Makariev

Cambodia: Retour à Séoul (Return to Seul), Davy Chou #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022
Cameroon: The Planter's Plantation, Eystein Young Dingha
Canada:長春 Eternal Spring, Jason Loftus (animated documentary)
Chile: Blanquita, Fernando Guzzoni #BiennaleCinema2022 #Orizzonti2022 Best Screenplay winner
China: 奇迹·笨小孩 Qi ji ben xiao hai (Nice View), Wen Muye
Colombia: Los Reyes del Mundo (The Kings of the World), Laura Mora #70SSIFF Competition Golden Seashell Award, SIGNIS Award and Feroz Zinemaldia Award winner
Costa Rica: Domingo y la Niebla (Domingo and the Mist), Ariel Escalante Meza #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022
Croatia: Sigurno mjesto (Safe Place), Juraj Lerotić #Locarno75 Best Emerging Director, Best First Feature and First Actor awards winner #Sarajevo2022 Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film and Best Actor Award winner
Czech Republic: Il Boemo, Petr Václav #70SSIFF Competition

Denmark: عنکبوت مقدس Holy Spider, Ali Abbasi #Cannes22 Competition Best Actress Award winner
Dominican Republic: Bantú Mamá (Bantú Mama), Iván Herrera

Ecuador: Lo Invisible, Javier Andrade
Estonia: Kalev, Ove Musting

Finland: Tytöt tytöt tytöt (Girl Picture), Alli Haapasalo #Berlinale2022 Generation 14plus #QueerLion and #Sundance2022 World Cinema-Dramatic Audience Award winner
France: Saint Omer, Alice Diop, France #Venezia79 Competition Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize, Lion of the Future for Best Debut Film and Edipo Re Award winner

Georgia: დიდი შესვენება (A Long Break), Davit Pirtskhalava
Germany: Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front), Edward Berger
Greece: Μαγνητικά Πεδία Magnitika pedia (Magnetic Field), Yorgos Goussis
Guatemala: El Silencio del Topo (The Silence of the Mole), Anaïs Taracena (documentary)

Hong Kong: 風再起時 Where the Wind Blows, Philip Yung #HKIFF2022 Opening Film
Hungary: Blokád (Blockade), Ádám Tõsér

Iceland: Berdreymi (Beautiful Beings), Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson #Berlinale2022 Panorama, Teddy Award competition, Label Europa Cinemas award winner
India: છેલ્લો શો Chhello Show (Last Film Show), Pan Nalin
Indonesia: Ngeri-Ngeri Sedap (Missing Home), Bene Dion Rajagukguk
Iran: جنگ جهانی سوم Jang-e jahani sevom (World War III), Houman Seyyedi #BiennaleCinema2022 #Orizzonti2022 Best Film and Best Actor awards winner
Iraq: التجربة Ezmûn (The Exam), Shawkat Amin Korki #KarlovyVary2021 Crystal Globe competition FIPRESCI Award winner
Ireland: An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl), Colm Bairéad #Berlinale2022 Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury award winner
Israel: סינמה סבאיא Cinema Sabaya, Orit Fouks Rotem
Italy: Nostalgia, Mario Martone #Cannes2022 Competition

Japan: Plan 75, Chie Hayakawa #UnCertainRegard2022 #Cannes2022 Golden Camera Special Mention winner
Jordan: فرحة Farha, Darin J. Sallam

Kazakhstan: Жизнь (Life), Emir Baigazin
Kenya: Terastorm, Andrew Kaggia (animation)
Kosovo: Në kërkim të Venerës (Looking for Venera), Norika Sefa #IFFR2022 Special Jury Award winner
Kyrgyzstan: Үй сатылат (Home for Sale), Taalaibek Kulmendeev

Latvia: Janvāris (January), Viesturs Kairiss, #Tribeca2022 Best International Narrative Feature winner
Lebanon: دفاتر مايا (Memory Box), Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige #Berlinale2023 Competition
Lithuania: Piligrimai (Pilgrims), Laurynas Bareiša #BiennaleCinema2021 #Orizzonti2021 Best Film Award winner
Luxembourg: Icare (Icarus), Carlo Vogele (animation)

Malta: Carmen, Valerie Buhagiar
Mexico: Bardo, Falsa Crónica de Unas Cuantas Verdades (Bardo False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths), Alejandro G. Iñárritu #Venezia79 competition UNIMED Award winner
Moldova: Carbon, Ion Borș
Mongolia: Эргэж ирэхгүй намар Harvest Moon, Amarsaikhan Baljinnyam
Montenegro: Elegija Lovora (The Elegy of Laurel), Dušan Kasalica
Morocco: Le Bleu Caftan (The Blue Caftan) Maryam Touzani #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022 FIPRESCI Award winner #QueerPalm Competition

Nepal: ऐना झ्यालको पुतली Ainaa Jhyal ko Putali (Buterfly On A Windowpane), Sujit Bidari
Netherlands: Narcosis, Martijn de Jong
New Zealand: Muru, Tearepa Kahi
North Macedonia: Najsreќniot Čovek na Svetot / Najsretniji Čovjek na Svijetu (The Happiest Man in the World), Teona Strugar Mitevska #BiennaleCinema2022 #Orizzonti2022 competition
Norway: Krigsseileren (War Sailor), Gunnar Vikene

Pakistan: Joyland, Saim Sadiq #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022 Jury Prize and Queer Palm winner
Palestine: حمى البحر المتوسط Mediterranean Fever, Maha Haj #Cannes2022 #UnCertainRegard2022 Best Screenplay Prize winner
Panama: Cumpleañero (Birthday Boy), Arturo Montenegro
Paraguay: EAMI, Paz Encina #IFFR22 Tiger Award winner
Peru: El Corazón de la Luna (Moon Heart), Aldo Salvini
Philippines: On the Job: The Missing 8, Erik Matti #Venezia78 Competition Best Actor Award winner
Poland: IO (EO), Jerzy Skolimowski #Cannes2022 Jury Prize winner, Cannes Soundtrack Award winner, AFCAE Art House Cinema Award Special Mention
Portugal: Alma Viva, Cristèle Alves Meira #Cannes2022 #SDLC22 competition

Romania: Imaculat (Immaculate), Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark #BiennaleCinema2021 Lion of the Future for Best Debut Film award winner, #GDA2022 Director's Award and Casa Wabi-Mantarraya Award winner

Saudi Arabia: أغنية الغراب Raven Song, Mohamed Al-Salman
Senegal: Xalé, Moussa Sène Absa
Serbia: Mrak (Darkling), Dusan Milic
Singapore: Ajoomma, He Shuming
Slovakia: Obet' (Victim), Michal Blaško #BiennaleCinema2022 #Orizzonti2022
Slovenia: Orkester (Orchestra), Matevž Luzar
South Korea: 헤어질 결심 Heeojil Gyeolsim (Decision to Leave), Park Chan-Wook #Cannes2022 Best Director Award winner
Spain: Alcarràs, Carla Simón #Berlinale2022 Golden Bear Award winner
Sweden: Walad min al janna (Boy From Heaven), Tarik Saleh #Cannes2022 Competition Best Screenplay winner
Switzerland: Drii Winter (A Piece of Sky), Michael Koch #Berlinale2022 Competition Special Mention winner

Taiwan: 該死的阿修羅 Gai si de a xiu luo (Goddamned Asura), Lou Yian
Tanzania: Vuta N'Kuvute (Tug of War), Amil Shivji
Thailand: วันสุดท้าย..ก่อนบายเธอ (One for the Road), Baz Poonpiriya #Sundance2021 World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award winner
Tunisia: Under the Fig Trees, Erige Sehiri #Cannes2022 @Quinzaine2022
Turkey: Kerr, Tayfun Pirselimoğlu

Uganda: Tembele, Morris Herbert Mugisha
Ukraine: Клондайк (Klondike), Maryna Er Gorbach #Berlinale2022 Panorama Ecumenical Jury Award winner, #Sarajevo2022 Heart of Sarajevo winner, #Sundance2022 World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award winner
United Kingdom: برنده ها Barandeha (Winners), Hassan Nazer
Uruguay: El Empleado y El Patrón (The Employer and the Employee). Manuel Nieto Zas #Quinzaine2021

Venezuela: La Caja (The Box), Lorenzo Vigas #Venezia78 Competition Cinema for UNICEF Award and Sfera 1932 Award winner
Vietnam: 578: Phát đạn của kẻ điên (578: The shot of the madman), Dung Luong Dinh

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