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 OSCAR 2019

WARSAW: Cold War directed by Paweł Pawlikowski has been selected as Poland’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The announcement comes just after the film's triumph at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival.

SOFIA: A committee of the Bulgarian Cinema Council voted Ilian Djevlekov's sophomore feature Omnipresent as Bulgaria’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Greek coproduction The Secret Ingredient, the debut feature by Gjorce Stavreski, has been selected as Macedonia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian/Croatian drama Ivan directed by Janez Burger is Slovenia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

SARAJEVO: Never Leave Me by Aida Begić has been selected by the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the official entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

PODGORICA: Gojko Berkuljan’s debut feature Iskra has been chosen by the selection committee of the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture as Montenegro’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

PRAGUE: Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu has been voted by the members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

BELGRADE: Offenders / Izgrednici by esteemed Serbian helmer Dejan Zečevićhas has been selected as Serbia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The film had its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2017.

ZAGREB: The Croatian/Bosnian coproduction The Eighth Commissioner / Osmi povjerenik by Ivan Salaj has been selected as Croatia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The decision has been made via a secret ballot by the Croatian Society of Film Workers (HDFD).

RIGA: Veteran filmmaker Ivars Seleckis’s documentary To Be Continued has been selected as Latvia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.

TBILISI: Zaza Khalvashi's Namme has been selected as Georgia’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language film category. This Georgian/Lithuanian coproduction had its international premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival in 2017.

BUCHAREST: Donbass by Sergei Loznitsa has been selected as Ukraine’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language film category. The film is a German/French/Ukrainian/Dutch/Romanian coproduction.

VILNIUS: Arūnas Matelis’ documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World has been selected as Lithuania’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language film category.

TALLINN: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo’s drama Take It or Leave It has been chosen by a committee appointed by the Estonian Film Institute as the official candidate from Estonia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Martin Šulík’s feature The Interpreter / Tlmočník has been chosen by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) as the official candidate by Slovakia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The 91th Oscars will be held on 24 February 2018.

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