The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in this year's foreign-language Oscar race. The number marks a new milestone and record for the category.

6 Oct 2017 - 8:03 AM  UPDATED 6 Oct 2017 - 8:03 AM

LOS ANGELES ( - Among the first-time entrants are Haiti, Honduras, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal, and Syria.

Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" won the prize at February's Oscars ceremony. The director refused to attend the ceremony in protest to Donald Trump's travel ban on a number of predominantly-Muslim countries. 

High-profile contenders in this year's race include Angelina Jolie's "First They Killed My Father" from Cambodia, Michael Haneke's "Happy End" from Austria, Sebastian Lelio's "A Fantastic Woman" from Chile, Robin Campillo's "BPM (Beats Per Minute)" from France, Samuel Maoz's "Foxtrot" from Israel, Joachim Trier's "Thelma" from Norway, and Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Loveless" from Russia.

Ruben Ostlund's "The Square," submitted by Sweden, won the coveted Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The 2017 foreign-language Oscar submission are:

Afghanistan, "A Letter to the President," Roya Sadat, director Albania, "Daybreak," Gentian Koci, director Algeria, "Road to Istanbul," Rachid Bouchareb, director Argentina, "Zama," Lucrecia Martel, director Armenia, "Yeva," Anahit Abad, director Australia, "The Space Between," Ruth Borgobello, director Austria, "Happy End," Michael Haneke, director Azerbaijan, "Pomegranate Orchard," Ilgar Najaf, director Bangladesh, "The Cage," Akram Khan, director Belgium, "Racer and the Jailbird," Michael R. Roskam, director Bolivia, "Dark Skull," Kiro Russo, director Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Men Don't Cry," Alen Drljevic, director Brazil, "Bingo - The King of the Mornings," Daniel Rezende, director Bulgaria, "Glory," Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva, directors Cambodia, "First They Killed My Father," Angelina Jolie, director Canada, "Hochelaga, Land of Souls," Francois Girard, director Chile, "A Fantastic Woman," Sebastian Lelio, director China, "Wolf Warrior 2," Wu Jing, director Colombia, "Guilty Men," Ivan D. Gaona, director Costa Rica, "The Sound of Things," Ariel Escalante, director Croatia, "Quit Staring at My Plate," Hana Jusic, director Czech Republic, "Ice Mother," Bohdan Slama, director Denmark, "You Disappear," Peter Schonau Fog, director Dominican Republic, "Woodpeckers," Jose Maria Cabral, director Ecuador, "Alba," Ana Cristina Barragan, director Egypt, "Sheikh Jackson," Amr Salama, director Estonia, "November," Rainer Sarnet, director Finland, "Tom of Finland," Dome Karukoski, director France, "BPM (Beats Per Minute)," Robin Campillo, director Georgia, "Scary Mother," Ana Urushadze, director Germany, "In the Fade," Fatih Akin, director Greece, "Amerika Square," Yannis Sakaridis, director Haiti, "Ayiti Mon Amour," Guetty Felin, director Honduras, "Morazan," Hispano Duron, director Hong Kong, "Mad World," Wong Chun, director Hungary, "On Body and Soul," Ildiko Enyedi, director Iceland, "Under the Tree," Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigur?sson, director India, "Newton," Amit V Masurkar, director Indonesia, "Turah," Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, director Iran, "Breath," Narges Abyar, director Iraq, "Reseba - The Dark Wind," Hussein Hassan, director Ireland, "Song of Granite," Pat Collins, director Israel, "Foxtrot," Samuel Maoz, director Italy, "A Ciambra," Jonas Carpignano, director Japan, "Her Love Boils Bathwater," Ryota Nakano, director Kazakhstan, "The Road to Mother," Akhan Satayev, director Kenya, "Kati Kati," Mbithi Masya, director Kosovo, "Unwanted," Edon Rizvanolli, director Kyrgyzstan, "Centaur," Aktan Arym Kubat, director Lao People's Democratic Republic, "Dearest Sister," Mattie Do, director Latvia, "The Chronicles of Melanie," Viestur Kairish, director Lebanon, "The Insult," Ziad Doueiri, director Lithuania, "Frost," Sharunas Bartas, director Luxembourg, "Barrage," Laura Schroeder, director Mexico, "Tempestad," Tatiana Huezo, director Mongolia, "The Children of Genghis," Zolbayar Dorj, director Morocco, "Razzia," Nabil Ayouch, director Mozambique, "The Train of Salt and Sugar," Licinio Azevedo, director Nepal, "White Sun," Deepak Rauniyar, director Netherlands, "Layla M.," Mijke de Jong, director New Zealand, "One Thousand Ropes," Tusi Tamasese, director Norway, "Thelma," Joachim Trier, director Pakistan, "Saawan," Farhan Alam, director Palestine, "Wajib," Annemarie Jacir, director Panama, "Beyond Brotherhood," Arianne Benedetti, director Paraguay, "Los Buscadores," Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori, directors Peru, "Rosa Chumbe," Jonatan Relayze, director Philippines, "Birdshot," Mikhail Red, director Poland, "Spoor," Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik, directors Portugal, "Saint George," Marco Martins, director Romania, "Fixeur," Adrian Sitaru, director Russia, "Loveless," Andrey Zvyagintsev, director Senegal, "Fn," Luong Dinh Dung, director.