Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions...So Far... 

Last year, 63 countries submitted their films for consideration for the annual Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language category. This year, 28 countries have made their presence known, and one of them is my homeland, the Philippines, submitting "Bwakaw" (pictured above) for consideration.

The Academy will provide a full list of eligible submissions by October, and out of the list, nine finalists will be chosen then shortlisted with the final five nominees to be announced on January 24, 2013.

Here's the list for the announced submissions, so far...

Australia - Lore, directed by Cate Shortland (German)

Austria - Amore, directed by Michael Haneke (French)

Azerbaijan - Buta, directed by Ilgar Najaf (Azeri)

Belgium - Our Children, directed by Joachim Lafosse (French)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Children of Sarajevo, directed by Aida Begic (Bosnian)

Bulgaria - Sneakers, directed by Valeri Yordanov (Bulgarian)

Cambodia - Lost Loves, directed by Chhay Bora (Khmer)

Canada - War Witch, directed by Kim Nguyen

Croatia - Cannibal Vegetarian, directed by Branko Schmidt (Croatian)

Czech Republic - In The Shadows, directed by David Ondricek (Czech, German)

France - The Intouchables, directed by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache (French)

Germany - Barbara, directed by Christian Petzold (German)

Greece - Unfair World, directed by Filippos Tsitos (Greek)

Hungary - Just The Wind, directed by Benedek Fliegauf (Hungarian)

Japan - Our Homeland, directed by Yong-hi Yang (Japanese)

Macedonia -The Third Half, directed by Darko Mitrevski (Macedonian, German, Bulgarian)

Morocco - Death For Sale, directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi (Arabic)

Netherlands - Kauwboy, directed by Boudewijn Koole (Dutch)

Norway - Kon-Tiki, directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Norwegian)

Palestinian Territories - When I Saw You, directed by Annemarie Jacir (Arabic)

Phillippines - Bwakaw, directed by Jun Lana (Tagalog)

Poland - 80 Million, directed by Waldemar Krzystek (Polish)

Portugal - Blood of My Blood, directed by João Canijo (Portuguese)

Romania - Beyond The Hills, directed by Cristian Mungiu (Romanian)

Serbia - When Day Breaks, directed by Goran Paskaljević (Serbian)

Slovenia - A Trip, directed by Nejc Gazvoda (Slovene)

South Korea - Pieta, directed by Kim Ki-duk (Korean)

Sweden - The Hypnotist, directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Swedish)

Urkraine - Firecrosser, directed by Mykhailo Illienko (Russian, Ukranian)

Venezuela - Rock, Paper, Scissors, directed by Hernán Jabes (Spanish)

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