This year, among the 94 films submitted by eligible countries for the Oscar in the Best International Film category—in addition to Les Misérables, which has been officially selected to represent France—are 18 French coproductions, with four of these titles majority-French coproductions.
In 2017, a new record was set with the number of films in which France was a coproduction partner reaching 27, four of which were majority-French coproductions (of a total of 92 films submitted to the AMPAS in the category of Best Foreign-Language Film, which has been now renamed Best International Film).
This year features fewer French coproductions on the list of entries (18), but the number of majority coproductions included remains the same, highlighting the vitality and dynamism of French production companies in the international arena.
The list of titles vying for the Oscar will be gradually whittled in several stages in upcoming months, with a short list of around ten films to be announced before the end of the year. The final list of nominees will be announced on January 13, 2020, prior to the awards ceremony held on February 24.
Les Misérables, the film chosen by the French selection committee to represent France, is not included in the following list of submissions. Majority-French coproductions are shown in bold.
- Afghanistan: Hava, Maryam, Ayesha by Sahraa Karimi (Noori Pictures)
- Algeria: Papicha by Mounia Meddour (High Sea Production, The Ink Connection, Same Player)
- Belgium: Our Mothers, de César Díaz (Perspective Films)
- Bulgaria: Ága by Milko Lazarov (Arizona Productions)
- Colombia: Monos by Alejandro Landes (Le Pacte)
- Egypt: Poisonous Roses by Fawzi Saleh (Haut Les Mains Productions)
- Italy: The Traitor by Marco Bellocchio (Ad Vitam)
- Luxembourg: Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi (TS Productions)
- Morocco: Adam by Maryam Touzani (Les Films du Nouveau Monde)
- Palestinian territories: It Must Be Heaven by Elia Suleiman (Rectangle Productions)
- Philippines: Verdict by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (Playtime, Films Boutique Production)
- Poland: Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa (Les Contes Modernes)
- Portugal: The Domain by Tiago Guedes (Alfama Films Production)
- Romania: The Whistlers by Corneliu Porumboiu (Les films du Worso, Arte France Cinéma)
- Senegal: Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story by Mati Diop (Les Films du Bal)
- Singapore: A Land Imagined by Siew Hua Yeo (Films de Force Majeure)
- Sweden: And Then We Danced by Levan Akin (Ama Productions)
- Tunisia: Dear Son by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tanit Films)