Senegal has named Mamadou Dia’s Nafi’s Father as its entry for the best international feature Oscar category, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The submission had not previously been reported.

The film, a drama about a family conflict, had its world premiere at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival and is still seeking U.S. distribution.

It becomes only the third film ever entered into the competition by the West African nation following 2017’s Felicite and 2019’s Atlantics, both of which made the shortlist but were not ultimately nominated.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expected to announce the titles of all confirmed submissions for the best international feature Oscar later this month.


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