As we enter the final quarter of the year, Oscar season is getting underway.
Countries around the world have begun to submit their entries for contention in the Best Foreign Language Film category, which has now been renamed as Best International Feature Film.
According to the rules of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an eligible movie is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside of the US with a predominantly non-English dialogue track and can include animated and documentary features.
Finland and The Netherlands are the latest to submit their films, which are Stupid Young Heart and Instinct, respectively.
They join Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Iran, Japan, the Palestinian Authority, South Korea, Morocco, Brazil, and others, which have already announced their entries.
All submissions must have been released theatrically in their respective countries between October 1st, 2018 and September 30th, 2019.
The successor to Mexico’s Roma will be revealed at the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9th 2020.