Films of two Georgian directors are in the Oscars Foreign shortlist

Poster of the Oscars awarding ceremony. Final list for the Foreign nomination will be announced on January 15., 20 Dec 2014 - 03:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

"Tangerines” by Zaza Urushadze and "Corn Island” by Giorgi Ovashvili are among the nine films advanced to the next round of voting in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars 2015.

Eighty-three films from all over the globe had been considered in the category. A record number of countries have submitted titles for the 2015 Oscars in the foreign section – seven more than 2014's previous record number.

Estonian-Georgian coproduction "Tangerines” was presented by Estonia while Georgia choose "Corn Island” for the category.

The war-time drama, directed by Zaza Urushadze, was recently selected as one of five films to compete in the best foreign language film section in the upcoming Golden Globe awards.

Meanwhile "Corn Island” will be on big screens in Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, Nice and Nantes cinemas from December 24.

The Georgia-German-French co-production "Corn Island”, an almost wordless story about an aging farmer and his granddaughter pitted against nature and a lingering ethnic conflict, won 14 international awards and 3 nominations during 2014.

Urushadze’s "Tangerines” has participated in 28 international film festivals and won 19 awards during this year.

The final list of five films for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the Oscars 2015 will be announced on January 15.