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