ShoutOUT! 93rd Oscars International Feature Film Category: Final 15 and S.E.Asian entries

Still from Joko Anwar's 'Impetigore', Indonesia's entry to the Oscars

Following the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated, Documentary Feature and International Feature categories for the 93rd Academy Awards, the shortlists for further consideration have also been announced. 93 films were submitted for the highly-watched International Feature Film category. Instead of 10 films, the shortlist has been expanded to 15 this year. Here is the shortlist:

Another Round (Denmark) – directed Thomas Vinterberg 

Better Days (Hong Kong) – directed by Derek Tsang 

Charlatan (Czech Republic) – directed by Agnieszka Holland 

Collective (Romania) – directed by Alexander Nanau 

Dear Comrades! (Russia) – directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

I’m No Longer Here (Mexico) – directed by Fernando Frias 

Hope (Norway) – directed by Maria Sødahl

La Llorona (Guatemala) – directed by Jayro Bustamante 

The Mole Agent (Chile) – directed by Maite Alberdi 

Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast) – Philippe Lacôte 

Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – directed by Jasmila Žbanić 

Sun Children (Iran) – directed by Majid Majidi 

Two of Us (France) – directed by Filippo Meneghetti 

A Sun (Taiwan) – directed by Chung Mong-hong

The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia) – directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

While no films from the Southeast Asian region were shortlisted, these are the films that were submitted for the competition.


Cambodia, “Fathers”


Indonesia, “Impetigore”


Malaysia, “Roh”


Philippines, “Mindanao”

Singapore, “Wet Season”

Thailand, “Happy Old Year”

Vietnam, “Dreamy Eyes”

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, 15 March and the 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, 25 April, televised live to more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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