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These 9 African Directors Have Submitted Their Films Into the Foreign Language Oscar Race

Malawi's Shemu Joyah and Niger's Rahmatou Keïta are first-time Oscar hopefuls.

The Academy has released the official list of submissions for the 2019 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film category, IndieWire reports.

Eighty-seven countries are being considered for the prize, where nine entries are coming from African directors. The official nominations are due to be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, with the 91st Oscar award ceremony to hold on February 24, 2019.

In the meantime, take a look at the trailers of the Oscar contenders below.


Until the End of Time directed by Yasmine Chouikh | Algeria

Yomeddine directed by A.B. Shawky | Egypt

Supa Modo directed by Likarion Wainaina | Kenya

The Road To Sunrise directed by Shemu Joyah | Malawi

Burnout directed by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari | Morocco

The Wedding Ring directed by Rahmatou Keïta | Niger

Sew the Winter to My Skin directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | South Africa

Beauty and the Dogs directed by Kaouther Ben Hania | Tunisia

I Am Not a Witch directed by Rungano Nyoni | UK (Zambia)

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