Oscar® Race: Search begins for German candidate

The film that is going to represent Germany at the 92nd Oscars® in competition for International Feature Film will be announced on 21 August 2019. An independent jury will decide which film this will be after convening in Munich. 

The following seven films were submitted by the German producers to German Films for consideration in selection: 

Please note: This is not a shortlist compiled as the result of a pre-selection, but the submissions made by the rights holders without any pre-selection. 

The German entry for the Oscar® in the International Feature Film category is decided by a selection committee appointed each year. This committee consists of representatives from eight different trade associations and institutions active in the field of German cinema. The following representatives were sent by the associations this year:

  • German Producers Association: Christiane Sommer
  • German Producers Alliance / Cinema Section Katharina Rinderle
  • Association of German Film Exporters: Barbie Heusinger
  • Association of German Film Distributors: Vincent de la Tour
  • Association of German Exhibitors: Marion Closmann
  • German Film Critics Association: Frédéric Jaeger
  • German Directors Guild: Marie Noëlle Sehr
  • German Film Academy: Thomas Wöbke, Anne Fabini

As the responsible umbrella organisation, German Films is charged with the preparation and organization of the selection procedure for the German candidate who will be entered into the race for the Oscar® in the International Feature Film category. German Films is not represented in the selection committee.

More information about the selection procedure can be found here.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will announce the five nominated films in the International Feature Film category on 13 January 2020. The awards ceremony will be held in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on 9 February 2020.

Contact: Nicole Kaufmann