Oscar 2017: Foreign Language Film–Algeria, The Well

October 11, 2016–The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) disclosed the official entries of 85 countries for the prestigious and impactful Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar consideration.

That’s a record number for submissions, after 2014, in which 83 countries were represented.

After screenings for voters, the Academy will announce a short list of nine foreign-language films in late December. The five nominees will be named January 24, along with all the other Oscar nominations.

This year, Yemen is a first-time entrant.

The 2016 submissions are:

Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director
Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director
Argentina, “The Distinguished Citizen,” Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors
Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors
Austria, “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe,” Maria Schrader, director