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Five Arab countries submit their candidates for Best International Feature Film Oscar

A shortlist of 15 finalists will be announced on December 21
Five Arab countries submit their candidates for Best International Feature Film Oscar

To date, five Arab countries have submitted their candidates for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards 2022, including Casablanca Beats by Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch and Palestinian director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s The Stranger

A shortlist of 15 finalists will be announced on December 21, with five final nominees announced on February 8, 2022. The awards ceremony will be staged on March 27 next year.

The films nominated so far are Casablanca Beats by Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch; Abdelhamid Bouchnak-directed Golden Butterfly, which is Tunisia’s entry; Palestinian director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s The Stranger; Algerian director Djafar Gacem’s Heliopolis and The Gravedigger’s Wife by Somali-Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus, which marks Somalia’s first entry.

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