Foreign Film Submissions - 76th Golden Globe Awards


Each year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestows the Golden Globe Award in the Foreign Language 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.  

To qualify, a foreign language film must have been released in their country of origin during the prior 15-month period, from October 1 to December 31 before the awards. Each film must have been screened for active HFPA members. Differently than 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 and are screened for the membership as verified by the Foreign Film Committee.  

This year 80 Foreign Language Films (from 49 countries) were eligible for Golden Globes consideration. That made for an intense viewing schedule ... as well as for one of the greatest privileges of the year.




10 Days Before The Wedding Yemen Amr Gamal

12th Man, The


Harald Zwart

Angel, The


Ariel Vromen

Beauty and the Dogs

Tunisia Kaouther Ben Hania
Becoming Astrid Sweden/Denmark Pernille Fischer Christensen
Birds of Passage Colombia Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Bliind Spot Norway Tuva Novotny
Border Sweden Ali Abbas
Borg vs. McEnroe Sweden/Denmark/Finland Janus Metz
Burning South Korea Ali Abbasi
Butterflies Turkey Tolga Karaçelik
Cake General, The Sweden Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson
Cakemaker, The


Ofir Raul Graizer


Lebanon Nadine Labaki
Captain, The Germany Robert Schwentke
Champions Spain Javier Fesser
Cold War Poland/France/UK Pawel Pawlikowski
Cowboy's Heart Brazil Gui Pereira
Crystal Swan Belarus Darya Zhuk
Dogman Italy Matteo Garrone
Dovlatov Russia Aleksey German
Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story

South Africa

Daryne Joshua
Erik & Erika


Reinhold Bilgeri
Euthanizer Finland Teemu Nikki
Everybody Knows Spain Asghar Farhadi
Fall of the American Empire, The


Denys Arcand
Family First Canada Sophie Dupuis


Lukas Dhont
Goalkeeper, The Bolivia Rodrigo Patino
Good Manners Brazil Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas

Great Buddah +, The

Taiwan Hsin-yao Huang
Great Mystical Circus, The Brazil Carlos Diegues
Guardians, The France Xavier Beauvois
Guilty, The Denmark Gustav Möller


Georgia Giorgi Megrelishvili
Happy as Lazzaro Italy Alice Rohrwacher
Heaven Without People Lebanon Lucien Bourjeily
Heiresses, The Paraguay Marcelo Martinessi
I Am Not a Witch UK Rungano Nyoni
I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History As Abarabrians


Radu Jude
Journey, The Iraq Mohamed Al Daradji
Laugh or Die Finland Heikki Kujanpää
Legend of the Demon Cat China Kaige Chen
Lord Eagle, The Russia Eduard Novikov
Love Sonia India Tabrez Noorani
Man Who Surprised Everyone, The Russia Aleksey Chupov, Natalya Merkulova
Memoir of War France Emmanuel Finkiel
Million Loves in Me Malaysia Sampson Yuen
Museo Mexico Alonso Ruizpalacios
Namme Georgia/Lithuania Zaza Khalvashi
Never Look Away Germany

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Night Accident


Temirbek Birnazarov


India Shoojit Sircar
Omnipresent Bulgaria Ilian Djevelekov
On My Skin Italy Alessio Cremonini
Operation Red Sea Hong Kong/China Dante Lam
Padmaavat India Sanjay Lella Bhansali
Resistance Banker, The Netherlands Joram Lürsen
Road Not Taken, The China Gaopeng Tang
Roma Mexico Alfonso Cuarón
River, The Kazakhstan Emir Baigazin
Shadow China Yimou Zhang
Shoplifters Japan Hirokazu Koreeda
Signal Rock Philippines Chito S. Roño
Sobibor Russia Konstantin Khabenskiy
Son of Man, A Ecuador Jamaicanoproblem
Spitak Armenia/Russia Aleksandr Kott
Sunset Hungary László Nemes
Take It or Leave It Estonia Liina Trishkina
Tevye's Daughters


Vladimir Lert
Tumbbad India Rahi Anil Barve
Twelve-Year Night, A Uruguay Álvaro Brechner
U - July 22 Norway Erik Poppe
Unforgiven Russia Sarik Andreasyan
Unknown Solder Finland Aku Louhimies
Village Rockstars India

Rima Das

Void Finland Aleksi Salmenperä
We Are The Heat Colombia Jorge Navas
Wild Pear Tree, The Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Wedding Ring, The Niger Rahmatou Keïta
What Will People Say Norway Iram Haq
Woman at War Icelad Benedikt Erlingsson
Yomeddine Egypt Abu Bakr Shawky