93 countries have submitted films that are eligible for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly (more than 50%) non-English dialogue track. Lesotho, Sudan and Suriname are first-time entrants.
Earlier this year, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to expand the shortlist from 10 to 15 films. Academy members from all branches are invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. The shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
1-5 | Nominees
1-15 | Shortlist
16-93 | Longlist (Submitted)
94-97 | Disqualified
Sort by Language:
Spanish — 18: (Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay)
Arabic — 9: (Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco, Italy)
French — 4: (France, Belgium, Canada, Ivory Coast)
German — 4: (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Kosovo)
Mandarin — 4: (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore)
Portuguese — 2: (Portugal, Brazil)
Finnish — 2: (Finland, Estonia)
Others: Irish, Dutch, Papiamento, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Greek, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Albanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Armenian, Georgian, Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Malay, Indonesian, Filipino, Bengali, Malayalam, Persian, Urdu, Hebrew, Turkish, Hausa, Fulah, Cameroonian, Swahili, Afrikaanas, Sotho.
Sort by Region:
Europe — 30: (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro)
Latin America — 18: (Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Paraguay, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Cuba)
Far East — 13: (Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mongolia)
Africa — 11: (Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Lesotho)
East Europe — 9: (Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)
West Asia — 8: (Israel, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan)
South Asia — 2: (India, Bangladesh)
Anglo-Saxon — 2: (Canada, Ireland)
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 International Feature Film every year since the award was created in 1956. 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. The International Feature Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.
The submitted motion pictures must be first released theatrically in their respective countries between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2020.