Photo: Hispanics Eligible for Best Foreign Film Oscar
The academy has released the list of the 63 foreign-language films that are eligible for an award; eleven hispanic films made the cut.
Volunteer members of the Academy will begin screening the submissions on Friday at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
After each screening, voters will give each film a score on a scale of six-to-10.
Screenings will go on until mid January and the six highest ranking films will go on to the next phase, when an executive committee will meet and add three more films to the list to create a shortlist of nine semi-finalists.
Two select second-round committees will watch the nine films over a three-day period; their votes will determine the nominees for the Best Foreign Film Category.
Below, the list of Hispanic films, with directors:
Argentia: “Aballay,” Fernando Spiner
Brazil: “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” Jose Padilha
Chile: “Violeta Went to Heaven,” Andres Wood
Colombia: “The Colors of the Mountain,” Carlos Cesar Arbelaez
Cuba: “Habanastation,” Ian Padron
Dominican Republic: “Love Child,” Leticia Tonos
Mexico: “Miss Bala,” Gerardo Naranjo
Peru: “October,” Daniel Vega and Diego Vega
Spain: “Black Bread,” Agusti Villaronga
Uruguay: “The Silent House,” Gustavo Hernandez
Venezuela: “Rumble of Stones,” Alejandro Bellame Palacios