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Foreign Language Film Submissions – 78th Golden Globe Awards

Each year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards the Golden Globe in the Foreign Language Film category. To qualify, a film must be a motion picture drama, musical or comedy with at least 51% of the dialogue spoken in a non-English language. Documentaries are not eligible. Animated films – including foreign language ones – are considered in the Animation category.  
Normally, in order to qualify, a foreign language films must have been released in their country of origin during the prior 15-month period, from October 1 to December 31 before the awards. This year, in light of the disruption caused by the pandemic, several changes were made to the qualification rules.
To be eligible this year a foreign language film had to be commercially released in any country (not limited to the country of origin) and on any format, including theatrical, TV, VOD, streaming platforms and DVD. Qualifying release dates this year must fall within October 1, 2019 and February 28, 2021.
This year an unprecedented 139 Foreign Language Films were eligible for Golden Globe consideration from 77 countries (of which 37 directed or co-directed by women). Different from the Academy Awards rules, the HFPA does not limit submissions to one per country – multiple submissions from any country are allowed as long as the films follow the qualification requirements.
Due to distancing protocols, most of this year’s submissions have been viewed via digital links in lieu of physical screenings, with the coordination of the Foreign Language Committee. As usual, that has made for an intense viewing schedule … as well as for one of the greatest privileges of the year.
This annual series covers eligible films.

200 Meters Ameen Nayfeh Jordan
2000 Songs of Farida Yalkin Tuychiev Uzbekistan
About A Woman María Luján Loioco – Mariano Turek Argentina
Agnes Joy Silja Hauksdóttir Iceland
Alice Josephine Mackerras France, Australia
Alone With Her Dreams Paolo Licata Italy
And Tomorrow The Entire World Julia von Heinz Germany
Another Round Thomas Vintergerb Denmark
Anton Zaza Urushadze Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania
Apples Christos Nikou Greece
Arracht Tom Sullivan Ireland
Asia Ruthy Prisar Israel
Asuran Vetri Maaran India
Atlantis Valentyn Vasyanovych Ukraine
Auschwitz Report, The Peter Bebjak Slovakia
Beginning Dea Kulumbegashvili Georgia, France
Best Years, The (Gli Anni Più Belli) Gabriele Muccino Italy
Better Days Derek Tsang (as Kwok Cheung Tsang) China, Hong Kong
Between Heaven and Earth Najwa Najjar Palenstine
Black Milk Uisenma Borchu Mongola, Germany
Blizzard of Souls Dzintars Dreibergs Latvia
Broken Keys Jimmy Keyrouz Lebanon
Buladó Eché Janga Netherlands, Netherland, Antilles
C Section David Oryan Lebanon
Charlatan Agnieszka Holland Czech Republic
Charter Amanda Kernell Sweden
Concubine of Shanghai Sherwood Hu China
Conference Ivan I. Tverdoskiy Russia, Estonia, United Kingdom, Italy
Conscience Sergio Peña Mexico
Crimes That Bind, The Sebastián Schindel Argentina
Crying Steppe, The Marina Kunarova Kazakhstan
Cuties Maïmouna Doucouré France
Dara in Jasenovac Predrag Antonijevic Serbia
Dark, Dark Man, A Adikhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan
Dear Comrades! Andrei Konchalovskiy Russia
Disciple, The Chaitanya Tamhane India
DNA MaÏwenn France, Algeria
Eeb Allay Ooo! Prateek Vats India
Effigy: Poison and the City Udo Flohr Germany, United States
Eight Hundred, The Hu Guan China
Endless Trench, The Aitor Arregi | Jon Garaño | Jose Mari Goenaga Spain, France, Canada
EST – Dittatura Last Minute Antonio Pisu Italy
Europeans, The Victor García León Spain
Exile Visar Morina Kosovo
Extracurricular Ivan-Goran Vitez Croatia
Family Romance, LLC Werner Herzog USA
Father, The Kristina Grozeva | Peter Valchanov Bulgaria, Greece
Fight Continues, The Carlo Ortega Cuevas Philippines
Forest Giant Ville Jankeri Finland
Forgotten We’ll Be Fernando Trueba Colombia
Funny Boy Deepa Mehta Canada
Gagarine Fanny Liatard | Jérémy Trouilh France
Games People Play Jenni Toivoniemi Finland
Girls, The Pilar Palomero Spain
Goddess of Fortune, The Ferzan Ozpetak Italy
Harami Shyam Madiraju India, United States
Hater, The Jan Komasa Poland
Havel Slávek Horák Czech Republic
Hidden Away Giorgio Diritti Italy
Hive Eylem Kaftan Turkey
Hope Maria Sødahi Norway
I Carry You With Me Heidi Ewing Mexico, United States
I’m No Longer Here Fernando Frías de la Parra Mexico, United States
Impetigore Joko Anwar Indonesia, South Korea
Instant Love (Amor En Polvo) Suso Imbernón | Juanjo Moscardó Rius Spain
Jallikattu Lijo Jose Pellissery India
Just Like That Kislay India
La Llorona Jayro Bustamante Guatemala, France
Lake, The Emil Atageldiev Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Leap Peter Ho-Sun Chan China
Life Ahead, The Edoardo Ponti Italy
Lucky Grandma Sasie Sealy USA
Ludo Anurag Basu India
Made in Bangladesh Rubaiyat Hossain Bengladesh, France, Denmark, Portugal
Man Standing Next, The Min-ho Woo South Korea
Man Who Sold His Skin, The Kaouther Ben Hania Tunisia
Minari Lee Isaac Chung United States
Miracle in Cell #7 (7. Koğuştaki Mucize) Mehmet Ada Öztekin Turkey
Moffie Oliver Hermanus South Africa
Mosul Matthew Michael Carnahan Iraq
Mother Rodrigo Sorogoyen Spain
My Little Sister Stéphanie Chuat | Véronique Reymond Switzerland
Never Gonna Snow Again Malgorzata Szumowska Poland, Germany
New Order Michel Franco Mexico, France
Night of the Kings Philippe Lacôte France, Côte d’Ivoire, Canada, Senegal
Night, The Kourosh Ahari USA, Iran
Nobody Knows I’m Here Gaspar Antillo Chile
Notes for My Son Carlos Sorin Argentina
Oliver Black Tawfik Baba Morocco
Once Were Rebels Johanna Moder Austria
Pacarette Allan Deberton Brazil
Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser Niklaus Hilber Switzerland
Paramapatham Thanesh Perrabu Malaysia
Perfect Judgement Angelo Croes Aruba
Persian Lessons Vadim Perelman Russia, Germany, Belarus
Pilate Linda Dombrovszky Hungary
Pinocchio Matteo Garrone Italy, France, United Kingdom
Platform, The Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia Spain
Quo Vadis, Aida? Jasmila Zbanic Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Turkey
Real Exorcist, The Shokyo Oda Japan
Rosa’s Wedding Icíar Bolla Spain
Sea Beyond, The Achero Mañas Spain
Show Me What You Got Svetlana Cvetko USA
Sky High Daniel Calparsoro Spain
Snake White: Love Endures Xian Feng Zhang (as Xianfend Zhang) China
Son, A Mehdi M. Barsaoui Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar
Song Without A Name Melina León Peru
Songs of Solomon Arman Nshanian Armenia
Soorarai Pottru Sudha Kongara India
Sputnik Egor Abramenko Russia
State of Madness, A Letitia Tonos Dominican Republic
Sun, A Mong-Hong Chung Taiwan
Sun Children Majid Majidi Iran
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Om Raut India
Text Kim Shipenko Russia
There is No Evil Mohammad Rasoulof Iran
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
Tigertail Alan Yang USA
Toorbos Rene van Rooyen South Africa
Tove Zaida Bergroth Finland, Sweden
Trees Under The Sun Bijukumar Damodaran India
Trouble With Being Born, The Sandra Wollner Austria, Germany
True Mothers Naomi Kawase Japan
Truth, The Hirokazu Kore-eda France, Japan
Twiceborn Hiroshi Akabane Japan
Twilight’s Kiss Ray Yeung Hong Kong
Two of Us Filippo Meneghetti France
Under the Open Sky Miwa Nishikawa Japan
Valentina Cássio Pereira dos Santos Brazil
Vigil, The Keith Thomas USA
Wasp Network Olivier Assayas Spain, France, Brazil, Belgium
Wasteland, The Ahmad Bahram Iran
Wet Season Anthony Chen Singapore, Taiwan
What We Wanted Ulrike Kofler Austria
Willow Milcho Manchevski Republic of North Macedonia, Hungary,


Working Girls Frédéric Fonteyne | Anne Paulicevich France, Belgium
Write About Love Crisanto B. Aquino Phillipines
You Will Die At Twenty Amjad Abu Alala Sudan
Your Iron Lady Jorge Xolalpa Jr. USA, Mexico