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.