This year, the submissions for the Foreign Language Oscar have been a record 83, seven more than what it was last year.
These submissions have come from countries that have never before been in the Oscars race -- Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama.
One of the most remarkable titles has been Turkey's Winter Sleep, a Cannes Palm d'Or winner. Another Turkish film, Little Happiness, is UK's official submission.
India has submitted Liar's Dice, and the county has had a long standing grievance that it is allowed to send in only one movie - when it produces some 1200 films every year. India is the world's largest movie producer.
Two Days, One Night
Come January, the list of 83 movies will be narrowed down to nine. The final five nominees will be picked from this for the 2015 Academy Awards, which will be announced on February 22. The nominations will be out on January 15.For the first time, the award will have the name of winning director as well as the submitting country engraved upon it, following an amendment to the Academy's rules confirmed last month.
This year, Italy's The Great Beauty, the portrait of an aging social butterfly, won the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Italy holds the record number of wins in this category - 14 since the introduction of this section in 1947.