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Oscars’ International Feature shortlist revealed

Dec 22, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today unveiled its shortlist of 15 films that will advance to the next stage of voting in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars

Films from 92 countries were eligible in the category.

Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt in to participate and must view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Austria, Great Freedom, DP Crystel Fournier AFC

Belgium, Playground, DP Frédéric Noirhomme


Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom, DP Jigme Tenzing

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

Denmark, Flee, DP Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda


Finland, Compartment No. 6, DP J-P Passi

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Germany, I’m Your Man, DP Benedict Neuenfels BVK

I’m Your Man

Iceland, Lamb, DP Eli Arenson

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Iran, A Hero, DP Ali Ghazi

A Hero

Italy, The Hand Of God, DP Daria D’Antonio

Set of “The Hand Of God” by Paolo Sorrentino.
Photo by Gianni Fiorito

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Japan, Drive My Car, DP Hidetoshi Shinomiya JSC

Drive My Car

Kosovo, Hive, DP Alex Bloom


Mexico, Prayers For The Stolen, DP Dariela Ludlow

Prayers For The Stolen

Norway, The Worst Person In The World, DP Kasper Tuxen DFF

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