Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The 2009 submissions are:

Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;

Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;

Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;

Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;

Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;

Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;

Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;

Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;

Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;

Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;

Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;

Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;

China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;

Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;

Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic, director;

Cuba, Fallen Gods, Ernesto Daranas, director;

Czech Republic, Protektor, Marek Najbrt, director;

Denmark, Terribly Happy, Henrik Ruben Genz, director;

Estonia, December Heat, Asko Kase, director;

Finland, Letters to Father Jacob, Klaus Haro, director;

France, A Prophet, Jacques Audiard, director;

Georgia, The Other Bank, George Ovashvili, director;

Germany, The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke, director;

Greece, Slaves in Their Bonds, Tony Lykouressis, director;

Hong Kong, Prince of Tears, Yonfan, director;

Hungary, Chameleon, Krisztina Goda, director;

Iceland, Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Oskar Jonasson, director;

India, Harishchandrachi Factory, Paresh Mokashi, director;

Indonesia, Jamila and the President, Ratna Sarumpaet;

Iran, About Elly, Asghar Farhadi, director;

Israel, Ajami, Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, director;

Italy, Baaria, Giuseppe Tornatore, director;

Japan, Nobody to Watch over Me, Ryoichi Kimizuka, director;

Kazakhstan, Kelin, Ermek Tursunov, director;

Korea, Mother, Joon-ho Bong, director;

Lithuania, Vortex, Gytis Luksas, director;

Luxembourg, Refractaire, Nicolas Steil, director;

Macedonia, Wingless, Ivo Trajkov, director;

Mexico, Backyard, Carlos Carrera, director;

Morocco, Casanegra, Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, director;

The Netherlands, Winter in Wartime, Martin Koolhoven, director;

Norway, Max Manus, Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning, directors;

Peru, The Milk of Sorrow, Claudia Llosa, director;

Philippines, Grandpa Is Dead, Soxie H. Topacio, director;

Poland, Reverse, Borys Lankosz, director;

Portugal, Doomed Love, Mario Barroso, director;

Puerto Rico, Kabo and Platon, Edmundo H. Rodriguez, director;

Romania, Police, Adjective, Corneliu Porumboiu, director;

Russia, Ward No. 6, Karen Shakhnazarov, director;

Serbia, St. George Shoots the Dragon, Srdjan Dragojevic, director;

Slovakia, Broken Promise, Jiri Chlumsky, director;

Slovenia, Landscape No. 2, Vinko Moderndorfer, director;

South Africa, White Wedding, Jann Turner, director;

Spain, The Dancer and the Thief, Fernando Trueba, director;

Sri Lanka, The Road from Elephant Pass, Chandran Rutnam;

Sweden, Involuntary, Ruben Ostlund, director;

Switzerland, Home, Ursula Meier, director;

Taiwan, No Puedo Vivir sin Ti, Leon Dai, director;

Thailand, Best of Times, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, director;

Turkey, I Saw the Sun, Mahsun Kirmizigul, director;

United Kingdom, Afghan Star, Havana Marking, director;

Uruguay, Bad Day for Fishing, Alvaro Brechner, director;

Venezuela, Libertador Morales, El Justiciero, Dang Nhat Minh.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.