In addition to the above, Venezuela selected 1888: The Extraordinary Voyage of the Santa Isabel, but their entry was delayed by a lawsuit and they missed the deadline Uruguay reportedly selected Álvaro Buela's Alma Mater, but it only ended up sent to the Goya Awards. Both films were chosen by their respective national film boards, and should be considered as their countries' national Foreign Film submissions.
Nepal elected to send Basain, but due to its release date, it was submitted the following year instead.
The Philippines failed to send a film for the first time in ten years; their Film Academy claimed they thought they hadn't been invited after the official invitation failed to reach their new address. Among the other countries which were officially invited to submit a film, but did not, were Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Ecuador, Egypt, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Ukraine and the UK.
^Private was originally selected but the Academy informed Italy that the film would be disqualified for not being in Italian. The Italian Academy appealed the decision, but ended up selecting a new film
^disqualified because it was too similar to a version previously aired on Dutch television; it was too late to select another Dutch film
^Paradise Now was submitted as coming from "Palestine," which was used on the web page and the official notices of the Academy. It was announced at the awards ceremony as from "the Palestinian territories" .
^disqualified after its official screening for being mostly in English and not in a Foreign Language