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OSCARS 2021

European titles submitted for the Oscars race

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- Despite this year's atypical situation, European countries are starting to reveal their titles submitted for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 2021 Academy Awards

European titles submitted for the Oscars race
Agnes Joy by Silja Hauksdóttir

Despite this year's atypical situation, European countries are starting to reveal their titles submitted for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 93rd Academy Awards. Originally scheduled for 28 February, the awards ceremony has now been postponed to 25 April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the year's calendar.

Right now, the submission deadline for Best International Feature Film award is 1 December 2020. Once the submission period is over, nine finalists will be selected from the total number of submissions, before the Academy whittles that number down to five, which it will announce as the final nominees.

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Last year, 40 out of a record 93 submissions were from a European country. The unprecedented success of a foreign-language film, Parasite by South Korea's Bong Joon-ho, is placing a lot of expectations on this year's international submissions, especially now that it looks like the Hollywood studios are halted due to the pandemic.

Cineuropa will be updating the list of European films submitted here:

European countries

Albania: Open Door [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florenc Papas
film profile
]
, Florenc Papas (Albania/Kosovo/Italy/North Macedonia)

Austria: What We Wanted [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
, Ulrike Kofler (Austria)

Belarus: Persian Lessons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Vadim Perelman (Russia/Germany/Belarus)

Belgium: Working Girls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anne Paulicevich and Frédér…
film profile
]
, Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich (Belgium/France)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Quo Vadis, Aïda? [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Austria/Romania/France/Netherlands/Germany/Poland/Norway/Turkey)

Bulgaria: The Father [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: GoCritic! Interview: Kristi…
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
film profile
]
, Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece)

Croatia: Extracurricular [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Ivan-Goran Vitez (Croatia)

Czech Republic: Charlatan [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agnieszka Holland
film profile
]
, Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia)

Denmark: Another Round [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

Estonia: The Last Ones [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Veiko Õunpuu
film profile
]
, Veiko Õunpuu (Estonia/Finland/Netherlands)

Finland: Tove [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Zaida Bergroth (Finland/Sweden)

France: Two of Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Filippo Meneghetti
film profile
]
, Filippo Meneghetti (France/Luxembourg/Belgium)

Georgia: Beginning [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili
film profile
]
, Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia/France)

Germany: And Tomorrow the Entire World [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Julia von Heinz
film profile
]
, Julia von Heinz (Germany/France)

Greece: Apples [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christos Nikou
film profile
]
, Christos Nikou (Greece/Poland/Slovenia)

Hungary: Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lili Horvat
film profile
]
, Lili Horvát (Hungary)

Iceland: Agnes Joy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Silja Hauksdóttir (Iceland)

Ireland: Arracht [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Tom Sullivan (Ireland)

Italy: Notturno [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
, Gianfranco Rosi (Italy/Germany/France)

Kosovo: Exile [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Visar Morina
film profile
]
, Visar Morina (Germany/Belgium/Kosovo)

Latvia: Blizzard of Souls [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Dzintars Dreibergs (Latvia)

Lithuania: Nova Lituania [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Karolis Kaupinis
film profile
]
, Karolis Kaupinis (Lithuania)

Luxembourg: River Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Julie Schroell
film profile
]
, Julie Schroell (Luxembourg)

Montenegro: Breasts, Marija Perović (Serbia/Croatia/Montenegro)

Netherlands: Buladó, Eché Janga (Netherlands)

North Macedonia: Willow [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Milcho Manchevski
film profile
]
, Milcho Manchevski (North Macedonia/Hungary/Belgium)

Norway: Hope [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maria Sødahl
film profile
]
, Maria Sødahl (Norway/Sweden)

Poland: Never Gonna Snow Again [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Małgorzata Szumowska and Mi…
film profile
]
, Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert (Poland/Germany)

Portugal: Listen [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ana Rocha de Sousa
film profile
]
, Ana Rocha de Sousa (Portugal/UK)

Romania: Collective [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Alexander Nanau (Romania/Luxembourg)

Slovakia: The Report [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Peter Bebjak (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Poland/Germany)

Slovenia: Stories From The Chestnut Woods [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Gregor Božič (Slovenia/Italy)

Spain: The Endless Trench [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño an…
film profile
]
, Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga (Spain/France)

Sweden: Charter [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Amanda Kernell
film profile
]
, Amanda Kernell (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)

Switzerland: My Little Sister [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stéphanie Chuat and Véroniq…
film profile
]
, Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond (Switzerland)

Ukraine: Atlantis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valentyn Vasyanovych
film profile
]
, Valentyn Vasyanovych (Ukraine)

Non-European countries, with European production

Costa Rica: Land of Ashes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Sofía Quirós Úbeda (Costa Rica/Chile/Argentina/France)

Côte d'Ivoire: Night of the Kings [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Philippe Lacôte
film profile
]
, Philippe Lacôte (France/Côte d'Ivoire/Canada/Senegal)

Guatemala: La Llorona [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jayro Bustamante
film profile
]
, Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France)

Jordan: 200 Meters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ameen Nayfeh
film profile
]
, Ameen Nayfeh (Palestine/Jordan/Italy/Qatar/Sweden)

Lesotho: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho/South Africa/Italy)

Palestine: Gaza mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser (Palestine/France/Germany/Portugal/Qatar)

Peru: Song without a Name [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Melina León (Peru/Spain/Switzerland)

Sudan: You Will Die at 20 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Amjad Abu Alala
film profile
]
, Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan/France/Egypt/Norway/Germany/Qatar)

Tunisia: The Man Who Sold His Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kaouther Ben Hania
film profile
]
, Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/France/Belgium/Germany/Sweden)

Venezuela: Once Upon a Time in Venezuela [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
, Anabel Rodríguez Ríos (Venezuela/United Kingdom/Brazil/Austria)

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