The African movie industry is a hotspot for great visual content right now. A new wave Filmmakers are finding exciting, unorthodox approaches to tell more African stories.
These films are being accepted by the world wholeheartedly, foreign film festivals have seen a rise in African films submitted it’s no surprise then that the Best Foreign Language Film category at the next Oscars is reflecting this as well by having more representation and inclusion of African movies.
This year, there are 87 films vying for nominations in this category, nine of which are from Africa countries, which include first-time entrants, Malawi and Niger. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22, 2019.
So, here are the nine African countries contending for the foreign language Oscar:
Until the End of Time directed by Yasmine Chouikh | Algeria
Supa Modo directed by Likarion Wainaina | Kenya
I Am Not a Witch directed by Rungano Nyoni | UK (Zambia)
Beauty and the Dogs directed by Kaouther Ben Hania | Tunisia
Sew the Winter to My Skin directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | South Africa
The Wedding Ring directed by Rahmatou Keïta | Niger
Yomeddine directed by A.B. Shawky | Egypt
The Road To Sunrise directed by Shemu Joyah | Malawi
Burnout directed by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari | Morocco