63 Countries Submit Films for Final List of 2012 Foreign Language Oscar Contenders


Oscar Foreign Language contenders
Matthew Rhys and Nia Roberts in Patagonia
Photo: Verve Pictures

Yesterday the Academy finally released the full list of 2012 Foreign Language Oscar contenders adding four films I did not have on my previous list from the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, United Kingdom and a mysterious title I can’t find anything about from Kazakhstan and now that the short list has been announced and everyone has posted the Academy’s press release it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack if you go looking for more information on it. That said, if anyone has a link to any information on Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky’s Returning to the ‘A’ I would love to share it as I have links and information for all other 62 films submitted for consideration.

As I said in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

I’ve included the complete list below with links to 62 of the 63 titles, some that link to the pages here on RopeofSilicon.com where I’ve added the film to the database, but many linking to IMDb. Sort through and see if anything appeals to you.

Afghanistan to France

Georgia to Morocco

Netherlands to Venezuela

On top of the Foreign Language contenders, the Academy also announced the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards, which has been narrowed to eight films out of 35 eligible entries, of which three to five can earn an Oscar nomination.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company.

  • “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions, Inc.
  • “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” Documentress Films
  • “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” Downtown Docs
  • “Incident in New Baghdad,” Morninglight Films
  • “Pipe Dreams,” Leslie Iwerks Productions
  • “Saving Face,” Milkhaus/Jungefilm
  • “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” Supply & Demand Integrated
  • “Witness,” Buche

As always, I remind you to stay up-to-date on everything Oscar from news, buzz and predictions in my “The Contenders” section of the site. Bookmark it and visit it often!