An impressive 17 films by our alumni have been nominated as their countries’ contenders for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This year, a record 92 films were submitted overall, which will be whittled down to a shortlist of nine in December. The final five nominees will be announced on January 23, 2018.

Three of the entries were developed at our Project Labs: Kirsten Tan’s “Pop Aye” and John Trengove’s “The Wound” at our 2014 Script Station, and Carla Simón’s “Summer 1993” at our 2015 Script Station and 2016 Talent Project Market.

We’re delighted and keeping our fingers crossed for you all!

ALBANIA: Gentian Koçi (BT 2011), “Daybreak”

BOLIVIA: Kiro Russo (BT 2013), “Dark Skull”

BULGARIA: Petar Valchanov Petrov (BT 2013), “Glory”

COSTA RICA: Ariel Escalante, “The Sound of Things”

CROATIA: Hana Jušić (Talents Sarajevo 2009), “Quit Staring at My Plate”

ITALY: Jonas Carpignano (BT 2012), “A Ciambra”

LUXEMBOURG: Laura Schroeder (BT 2009), “Barrage”

NEPAL: Deepak Rauniyar (BT 2012), “White Sun”

NEW ZEALAND: Tusi Tamasese (BT 2010), “One Thousand Ropes”

NORWAY: Joachim Trier (BT 2004), “Thelma”

PALESTINE: Annemarie Jacir (BT 2005), “Wajib”

PERU: Jonatan Relayze Chiang (BT 2008), “Rosa Chumbe”

POLAND: Kasia Adamik (BT 2017), “Spoor”

SINGAPORE: Kirsten Tan, “Pop Aye” (developed at our 2014 Script Station)

SOUTH AFRICA: John Trengove (BT 2014), “The Wound” (developed at our 2014 Script Station)

SPAIN: Carla Simón, “Summer 1993” (developed at our 2015 Script Station and 2016 Talent Project Market)

THAILAND: Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong (BT 2006), “By the Time It Gets Dark”