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19 Creative Europe films submitted for Best Foreign Language Oscar

An impressive number of the films submitted to contend for the 2016 Best Foreign Language Oscar have been supported by Creative Europe. The list of 19 titles includes films from across Europe which have benefitted from MEDIA sub-programme grants across development, distribution and festivals, reflecting the vital support that the programme provides throughout a film's lifecycle - from conception right up to the red carpet.

The Creative Europe-funded films submitted are:

  • 11 Minutes (Poland)
  • Aferim! (Romania)
  • Arabian Nights (Portugal)
  • The Brand New Testament (Belgium)
  • The Fencer (Finland) 
  • Goat (Slovakia)
  • Goodnight Mommy (Austria) 
  • The High Sun (Croatia)
  • Home Care (Czech Republic) 
  • The Judgement (Bulgaria)
  • Labyrinth of Lies (Germany)
  • Mustang (France) 
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden)
  • Rams (Iceland)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)
  • The Summer of Sangiale (Lithuania) 
  • A War (Denmark)
  • The Wave (Norway) 
  • Xenia (Greece)

The 81 features submitted for foreign-language Oscar contention will be narrowed down to a shortlist of nine films in mid-December, before the final five nominations are selected. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2015 and will take place on 28 February 28 2016.

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