• 'Tanna', Australia's foreign-language movie submission to the 2017 Oscars (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Australian-produced 'Tanna' is in the running for an Oscar.
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12 Oct 2016 - 1:09 PM  UPDATED 12 Oct 2016 - 1:09 PM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Australia's Tanna is in the mix as a possible Oscar contender, now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has unveiled the official submissions of 85 countries for foreign-language Oscar consideration. That's a record number for submissions. The previous record was 83 in 2014.

After screenings for voters, the Academy will announce a short list of nine foreign-language films in late December. The five nominees will be named Jan. 24, along with all the other Oscar nominations.

This year, Yemen is a first-time entrant.

The 2016 submissions are:

Albania, "Chromium," Bujar Alimani, director

Algeria, "The Well," Lotfi Bouchouchi, director

Argentina, "The Distinguished Citizen," Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, directors

Australia, "Tanna," Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors

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Austria, "Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe," Maria Schrader, director

Bangladesh, "The Unnamed," Tauquir Ahmed, director

Belgium, "The Ardennes," Robin Pront, director

Bolivia, "Sealed Cargo," Julia Vargas Weise, director

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Death in Sarajevo," Danis Tanovic, director

Brazil, "Little Secret," David Schurmann, director

Bulgaria, "Losers," Ivaylo Hristov, director

Cambodia, "Before the Fall," Ian White, director

Canada, "It's Only the End of the World," Xavier Dolan, director

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Chile, "Neruda," Pablo Larrain, director

China, "Xuan Zang," Huo Jianqi, director

Colombia, "Alias Maria," Jose Luis Rugeles, director

Costa Rica, "About Us," Hernan Jimenez, director

Croatia, "On the Other Side," Zrinko Ogresta, director

Cuba, "The Companion," Pavel Giroud, director

Czech Republic, "Lost in Munich," Petr Zelenka, director

Denmark, "Land of Mine," Martin Zandvliet, director

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Dominican Republic, "Sugar Fields," Fernando Baez, director

Ecuador, "Such Is Life in the Tropics," Sebastian Cordero, director

Egypt, "Clash," Mohamed Diab, director

Estonia, "Mother," Kadri Kousaar, director

Finland, "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki," Juho Kuosmanen, director

France, "Elle," Paul Verhoeven, director

Georgia, "House of Others," Rusudan Glurjidze, director

Germany, "Toni Erdmann," Maren Ade, director

Greece, "Chevalier," Athina Rachel Tsangari, director

Hong Kong, "Port of Call," Philip Yung, director

Hungary, "Kills on Wheels," Attila Till, director

Iceland, "Sparrows," Runar Runarsson, director

India, "Interrogation," Vetri Maaran, director

Indonesia, "Letters from Prague," Angga Dwimas Sasongko, director

Iran, "The Salesman," Asghar Farhadi, director

Iraq, "El Clasico," Halkawt Mustafa, director

Israel, "Sand Storm," Elite Zexer, director

Italy, "Fire at Sea," Gianfranco Rosi, director

Japan, "Nagasaki: Memories of My Son," Yoji Yamada, director

Jordan, "3000 Nights," Mai Masri, director

Kazakhstan, "Amanat," Satybaldy Narymbetov, director

Kosovo, "Home Sweet Home," Faton Bajraktari, director

Kyrgyzstan, "A Father's Will," Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, directors

Latvia, "Dawn," Laila Pakalnina, director

Lebanon, "Very Big Shot," Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, director

Lithuania, "Seneca's Day," Kristijonas Vildziunas, director

Luxembourg, "Voices from Chernobyl," Pol Cruchten, director

Macedonia, "The Liberation of Skopje," Rade Serbedzija, Danilo Serbedzija, directors

Malaysia, "Beautiful Pain," Tunku Mona Riza, director

Mexico, "Desierto," Jonas Cuaron, director

Montenegro, "The Black Pin," Ivan Marinovic, director

Morocco, "A Mile in My Shoes," Said Khallaf, director

Nepal, "The Black Hen," Min Bahadur Bham, director

Netherlands, "Tonio," Paula van der Oest, director

New Zealand, "A Flickering Truth," Pietra Brettkelly, director

Norway, "The King's Choice," Erik Poppe, director

Pakistan, "Mah-e-Mir," Anjum Shahzad, director

Palestine, "The Idol," Hany Abu-Assad, director

Panama, "Salsipuedes," Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manolito Rodriguez, directors

Peru, "Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)," Juan Daniel F. Molero, director

Philippines, "Ma' Rosa," Brillante Ma Mendoza, director

Poland, "Afterimage," Andrzej Wajda, director

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Portugal, "Letters from War," Ivo M. Ferreira, director

Romania, "Sieranevada," Cristi Puiu, director

Russia, "Paradise," Andrei Konchalovsky, director

Saudi Arabia, "Barakah Meets Barakah," Mahmoud Sabbagh, director

Serbia, "Train Driver's Diary," Milos Radovic, director

Singapore, "Apprentice," Boo Junfeng, director

Slovakia, "Eva Nova," Marko Skop, director

Slovenia, "Houston, We Have a Problem!" Ziga Virc, director

South Africa, "Call Me Thief," Daryne Joshua, director

South Korea, "The Age of Shadows," Kim Jee-woon, director

Spain, "Julieta," Pedro Almodovar, director

Sweden, "A Man Called Ove," Hannes Holm, director

Switzerland, "My Life as a Zucchini," Claude Barras, director

Taiwan, "Hang in There, Kids!" Laha Mebow, director

Thailand, "Karma," Kanittha Kwunyoo, director

Turkey, "Cold of Kalandar," Mustafa Kara, director

Ukraine, "Ukrainian Sheriffs," Roman Bondarchuk, director

United Kingdom, "Under the Shadow," Babak Anvari, director

Uruguay, "Breadcrumbs," Manane Rodriguez, director

Venezuela, "From Afar," Lorenzo Vigas, director

Vietnam, "Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass," Victor Vu, director

Yemen, "I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced," Khadija Al-Salami, director

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood.