Austria is back after taking home a statue at the 2012 Oscars for "Amour," though the three countries to score a victory in the years prior (Iran, Denmark and Argentina) have yet to make submissions.
Blue Is the Warmest Color" on the ballot -- its October release date in Gaul renders it ineligible for competition.
And while they aren't officially in the race just yet, a Pakistan committee has formed to make a submission for the first time in 50 years. Montenegro's "Bad Destiny," which earned a special jury prize at Sundance, marks the country's first-ever submission to the foreign-lingo category.
The Academy will announce a full list of eligible submissions for the 86th Academy Awards in October. Nine finalists will be shortlisted in January, and the final five noms will be announced on Jan. 16. Last year a record 71 countries submitted entries.
Here's a list of the announced submissions thus far:
- Austria: "The Wall," directed by Julian Polsler
- Bulgaria: "The Colour of the Chameleon," directed by Emil Hristov
- Chile: "Gloria," directed by Sebastian Leilo
- Dominican Republic: "Who's the Boss?," directed by Ronni Castillo
- Finland: "Disciple," directed by Ulrika Bengts
- Georgia: "In Bloom," directed by
- Germany: "Two Lives," directed by Georg Maas
- Greece: "Boy Eating the Bird's Food," directed by Ektoras Lygizos
- Hungary: "The Notebook," directed by Janosz Szasz
- Japan: "The Great Passage," directed by Ishii Yuya
- Luxembourg: "Blind Spot," directed by Christophe Wagner
- Montenegro: "Bad Destiny," directed by Draska Djurovic
- Nepal: "Soongava: Dance of the Orchids," directed by Subarna Thapa
- Romania: "Child's Pose," directed by Calin Peter Netzer
- Serbia: "Circles," directed by Srdan Golubovic
- Singapore: "Ilo Ilo," directed by Anthony Chen
- South Korea: "Juvenile Offender," directed by Kang Yi-kwan
- Sweden: "Eat Sleep Die," directed by Gabriela Pichler
- Turkey: "The Butterfly's Dream," directed by Yilmaz Erdogan
- Venezuela: "Breach in the Silence," directed by Luis RodrÃguez and AndrÃ©s RodrÃguez
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