16 of 76 Oscar Foreign Language Submissions Directed by Women

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by Kerensa Cadenas
October 8, 2013 3:30 PM
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A record number of 76 films were submitted this year for the 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar. Last year, 71 films were submitted.

Moldova, Saudi Arabia and Montenegro submitted films for the first time and Pakistan submitted a film for the first time in 50 years. 16 of the 76 films submitted are directed or co-directed by women.

The Czech Republic submitted Agnieszka Holland's Burning Bush, but it was disqualified since it first aired as a three part miniseries on HBO Europe before being released in theaters.

Below, you'll find all the women directed films submitted. You can find a full list of all 76 films here.


Argentina, "The German Doctor," Lucia Puenzo, director

Canada, "Gabrielle," Louise Archambault, director

Finland, "Disciple," Ulrika Bengts, director

Georgia, "In Bloom," Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, directors

Lebanon, "Blind Intersections," Lara Saba, director

Lithuania, "Conversations on Serious Topics," Giedre Beinoriute, director

New Zealand, "White Lies," Dana Rotberg, director

Norway, "I Am Yours," Iram Haq, director

Pakistan, "Zinda Bhaag," Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, directors

Philippines, "Transit," Hannah Espia, director

Portugal, "Lines of Wellington," Valeria Sarmiento, director

Saudi Arabia, "Wadjda," Haifaa Al Mansour, director

Slovak Republic, "My Dog Killer," Mira Fornay, director

Spain, "15 Years Plus a Day," Gracia Querejeta, director

Sweden, "Eat Sleep Die," Gabriela Pichler, director

Ukraine, "Paradjanov," Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova, directors

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