Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is the current frontrunner.

Per a press release from The Academy, 87 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

For the first time ever, Malawi and Niger have submitted films.

Last year, A Fantastic Woman from Chile beat out Palme d'Or winner The Square. This year, other Cannes favorites are in the mix, including Palme d'Or winner Shoplifters, from Japan.


Afghanistan: Rona Azim's Mother

Algeria: Until the End of Time

Argentina: El Angel

Armenia: Spitak

Australia: Jirga

Austria: The Waldheim Waltz

Bangladesh: No Bed of Roses

Belarus: Crystal Swan

Belgium: Girl

Bolivia: The Goalkeeper

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Never Leave Me

Brazil: The Great Mystical Circus

Bulgaria: Omnipresent

Cambodia: Graves without a Name

Canada: Family Ties

Chile: ...And Suddenly the Dawn

China: Hidden Man

Colombia: Birds of Passage

Costa Rica: Medea

Croatia: The Eighth Commission

Czech Republic: Winter Flies

Denmark: The Guilty

Dominican Republic: Cocote

Ecuador: A Son of Man

Egypt: Yomeddine

Estonia: Take It or Leave It

Finland: Euthanizer

France: Memoir of War

Georgia: Namme

Germany: Never Look Away

Greece: Polyxeni

Hong Kong: Operation Red Sea

Hungary: Sunset

Iceland: Woman at War

India: Village Rockstars

Indonesia: Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Iran: No Date, No Signature

Iraq: The Journey

Israel: The Cakemaker

Italy: Dogman

Japan: Shoplifters

Kazakhstan: Ayka

Kenya: Supa Modo

Kosovo: The Marriage

Latvia: To Be Continued

Lebanon: Capernaum

Lithuania: Wonderful Losers: A Different World

Luxembourg: Gutland

Macedonia: Secret Ingredient

Malawi: The Road to Sunrise

Mexico: Roma

Montenegro: Iskra

Morocco: Burnout

Nepal: Panchayat

Netherlands: The Resistance Banker

New Zealand: Yellow Is Forbidden

Niger: The Wedding Ring

Norway: What Will People Say

Pakistan: Cake

Palestine: Ghost Hunting

Panama: Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

Paraguay: The Heiresses

Peru: Eternity

Philippines: Signal Rock

Poland: Cold War

Portugal: Pilgrimage

Romania: I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Russia: Sobibor

Serbia: Offenders

Singapore: Buffalo Boys

Slovakia: The Interpreter

Slovenia: Ivan

South Africa: Sew the Winter to My Skin

South Korea: Burning

Spain: Chapmions

Sweden: Border

Switzerland: Eldorado

Taiwan: The Great Buddha

Thailand: Malila The Farewell Flower

Tunisia: Beauty and the Dogs

Turkey: The Wild Pear Tree

Ukraine: Donbass

United Kingdom: I Am Not a Witch

Uruguay: Twelve-Year Night

Venezuela: The Family

Vietnam: The Tailor

Yemen: 10 Days before the Wedding

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The 91st Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 24, 2019.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.