List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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Asghar Farhadi of Iran won the award for The Salesman. Asghar Farhadi Cannes 2013.jpg
Asghar Farhadi of Iran won the award for The Salesman .

This is a list of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since the award was created in 1956. [1] The award is presented annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. [1] [2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. [2]

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The submitted motion pictures must be first released theatrically in their respective countries between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The deadline for submissions was 3 October 2016, [3] with the Academy announcing a list of eligible films on 11 October. A record total of 89 countries submitted a film before the deadline and 85 were accepted. Yemen submitted a film for the first time with I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced , directed by Khadija al-Salami. [4]

Nine finalists from among the dozens of entries were shortlisted on 15 December 2016, [5] with the final five nominees announced on 24 January 2017. [6] Asghar Farhadi of Iran won the award for The Salesman at the Oscar ceremony on 26 February 2017, his second win after A Separation (2011). He did not attend the ceremony to accept the award in protest of new U.S. travel policies. [7]

Submissions

Submitting countryFilm title used in nominationOriginal titleLanguage(s)Director(s)Result
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Parting [8] رفتن Persian, Dari Navid Mahmoudi Not on the final list [9]
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Chromium [10] Krom Albanian Bujar Alimani Not Nominated
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria The Well [11] البئر French, Arabic Lotfi Bouchouchi Not Nominated
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina The Distinguished Citizen [12] El Ciudadano Ilustre Spanish Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Not Nominated
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Earthquake [13] երկրաշարժ Armenian, Russian Sarik Andreasyan Disqualified [14]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Tanna [15] Tanna Nauvhal Martin Butler, Bentley Dean Nominated [16]
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe [17] Vor der Morgenröte German Maria Schrader Not Nominated
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh The Unnamed [18] অজ্ঞাতনামা Bengali Tauquir Ahmed Not Nominated
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium The Ardennes [19] D'Ardennen Dutch Robin Pront Not Nominated
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Sealed Cargo [20] Carga Sellada Spanish Julia Vargas-Weise Not Nominated
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Death in Sarajevo [21] Smrt u Sarajevu Bosnian, French Danis Tanović Not Nominated
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Little Secret [22] Pequeno segredo Portuguese David Schurmann Not Nominated
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Losers [23] Каръци Bulgarian Ivaylo Hristov Not Nominated
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Before the Fall [4] មុនពេលបែកបាក់ Khmer, English, French Ian White Not Nominated
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Yahan Ameena Bikti Hai [24] Yahan Ameena Bikti Hai Hindi Kumar Raj Not on the final list [9]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada It's Only the End of the World [25] Juste la fin du monde French Xavier Dolan Made Shortlist [5]
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Neruda [26] Neruda Spanish Pablo Larraín Not Nominated
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Xuan Zang [27] 大唐玄奘 Mandarin Huo Jianqi Not Nominated
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Alias Maria [28] Alias María Spanish José Luis Rugeles Gracia Not Nominated
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica About Us [29] Entonces Nosotros Spanish Hernán Jiménez Not Nominated
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia On the Other Side [30] S one strane Croatian Zrinko Ogresta Not Nominated
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba The Companion [31] El acompañante Spanish Pavel Giroud Not Nominated
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Lost in Munich [32] Ztraceni v Mnichově Czech Petr Zelenka Not Nominated
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Land of Mine [33] Under sandet Danish, German Martin Zandvliet Nominated [16]
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Sugar Fields [34] Flor de Azúcar Spanish Fernando Baez Mella Not Nominated
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Such Is Life in the Tropics [35] Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval Spanish Sebastián Cordero Not Nominated
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Clash [36] اشتباك Arabic Mohamed Diab Not Nominated
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Mother [37] Ema Estonian Kadri Kõusaar Not Nominated
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [38] Hymyilevä mies Finnish Juho Kuosmanen Not Nominated
Flag of France.svg  France Elle [39] Elle French Paul Verhoeven Not Nominated
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia House of Others [40] სხვისი სახლი Georgian Rusudan Glurjidze Not Nominated
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Toni Erdmann [41] Toni Erdmann German, English, Romanian Maren Ade Nominated [16]
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Chevalier [42] Chevalier Greek Athina Rachel Tsangari Not Nominated
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Port of Call [43] 踏血尋梅 Cantonese, Mandarin Philip Yung Not Nominated
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Kills on Wheels [44] Tiszta szívvel Hungarian Attila Till Not Nominated
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Sparrows [45] Þrestir Icelandic Rúnar Rúnarsson Not Nominated
Flag of India.svg  India Interrogation [46] விசாரணை Tamil Vetrimaaran Not Nominated
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Letters from Prague [47] Surat dari Praha Indonesian Angga Dwimas Sasongko Not Nominated
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran The Salesman [48] فروشنده Persian Asghar Farhadi Won Academy Award [49]
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq El Clásico [50] ئێل کلاسیکۆ Kurdish Halkawt Mustafa Not Nominated
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Sand Storm [51] סופת חול Arabic Elite Zexer Not Nominated
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Fire at Sea [52] Fuocoammare Italian Gianfranco Rosi Not Nominated
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Nagasaki: Memories of My Son [53] 母と暮せば Japanese Yoji Yamada Not Nominated
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3000 Nights [54] 3000 ليلة Arabic, Hebrew Mai Masri Not Nominated
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Amanat [55] Аманат Kazakh, Russian Satybaldy Narymbetov Not Nominated
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo Home Sweet Home [56] Home Sweet Home Albanian Faton Bajraktari Not Nominated
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan A Father's Will [57] Атанын керээзи Kyrgyz Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Japar Uulu Not Nominated
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Dawn [58] Ausma Latvian Laila Pakalniņa Not Nominated
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Very Big Shot [59] فيلم كتير كبير Lebanese Arabic, French, English Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya Not Nominated
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Seneca's Day [60] Senekos diena Lithuanian, Russian, Estonian Kristijonas Vildziunas Not Nominated
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Voices from Chernobyl [61] La Supplication French Pol Cruchten Not Nominated
Flag of North Macedonia.svg Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia The Liberation of Skopje [62] Ослободување на Скопје Macedonian, German, Bulgarian Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija Not Nominated
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Beautiful Pain [63] Redha Malay Tunku Mona Riza Not Nominated
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Desierto [64] Desierto Spanish, English Jonás Cuarón Not Nominated
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro The Black Pin [65] Igla ispod praga Montenegrin Ivan Marinovic Not Nominated
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco A Mile in My Shoes [66] مسافة ميل بحذائي Arabic Said Khallaf Not Nominated
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal The Black Hen [67] कालो पोथी Nepali Min Bahadur Bham Not Nominated
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Tonio [68] Tonio Dutch Paula van der Oest Not Nominated
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand A Flickering Truth [69] A Flickering Truth Dari Pietra Brettkelly Not Nominated
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway The King's Choice [70] Kongens nei Norwegian, Danish, German Erik Poppe Made Shortlist [5]
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Mah-e-Mir [71] ماہ میر Urdu Anjum Shahzad Not Nominated
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine The Idol [72] يا طير الطاير Arabic, Spanish Hany Abu-Assad Not Nominated
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Salsipuedes [73] Salsipuedes Spanish Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manuel Rodríguez Not Nominated
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) [74] Videofilia: y otros síndromes virales Spanish, English Juan Daniel Fernández Not Nominated
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Ma' Rosa [75] Ma' Rosa Tagalog Brillante Mendoza Not Nominated
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Afterimage [76] Powidoki Polish Andrzej Wajda Not Nominated
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Letters from War [77] Cartas da Guerra Portuguese Ivo M. Ferreira Not Nominated
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Sieranevada [78] Sieranevada Romanian Cristi Puiu Not Nominated
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Paradise [79] Рай Russian, German, French, Yiddish Andrei Konchalovsky Made Shortlist [5]
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Barakah Meets Barakah [80] بركة يقابل بركة Arabic Mahmoud Sabbagh Not Nominated
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Train Driver's Diary [81] Дневник машиновође Serbian Miloš Radović Not Nominated
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Apprentice [82] Apprentice Malay, English Boo Junfeng Not Nominated
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Eva Nová [83] Eva Nová Slovak Marko Škop Not Nominated
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Houston, We Have a Problem! [84] Houston, imamo problem! Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, English Žiga Virc Not Nominated
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Call Me Thief [85] Noem My Skollie Afrikaans Daryne Joshua Not Nominated
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea The Age of Shadows [86] 밀정 Korean Kim Jee-woon Not Nominated
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Julieta [87] Julieta Spanish Pedro Almodóvar Not Nominated
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden A Man Called Ove [88] En man som heter Ove Swedish Hannes Holm Nominated [16]
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland My Life as a Zucchini [89] Ma vie de Courgette French Claude Barras Made Shortlist [5]
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Hang in There, Kids! [90] 只要我長大 Mandarin, Atayal Laha Mebow Not Nominated
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Karma [91] อาปัติ Thai Kanittha Kwanyu Not Nominated
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia As I Open My Eyes [92] À peine j'ouvre les yeux Tunisian Arabic, French Leyla Bouzid Not on the final list [9]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Cold of Kalandar [93] Kalandar Soğuğu Turkish Mustafa Kara Not Nominated
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Ukrainian Sheriffs [94] Українські шерифи Ukrainian Roman Bondarchuk Not Nominated
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Under the Shadow [95] زیر سایه Persian Babak Anvari Not Nominated
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Breadcrumbs [96] Migas de pan Spanish Manane Rodriguez Not Nominated
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela From Afar [97] Desde allá Spanish Lorenzo Vigas Not Nominated
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass [98] Tôi thấy hoa vàng trên cỏ xanh Vietnamese Victor Vu Not Nominated
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced [99] أنا نجوم بنت العاشره ومطلقة Arabic Khadija al-Salami Not Nominated

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