A commission set up by the Italian National Association of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries (ANICA) will announce the winner on September 26.

The selected film will then compete to be shortlisted among the nine foreign language movies that will run for an Oscar.

The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The Italian feature films competing for an Oscar submission were distributed in Italy between October 1, 2016, and September 3, 2017.

They are:

  • ‘A Ciambra’ by Jonas Ash Carpignano
  • ‘Cuori Puri’ (Pure Hearts) by Roberto De Paolis
  • ‘L'Equilibrio’ (The Balance) by Vincenzo Marra
  • ‘Una Famiglia’ (A Family) by Sebastiano Riso
  • ‘Fortunata’ by Sergio Castellitto
  • ‘Gatta Cenerentola’ (Cinderella the Cat) by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri and Dario Sanso
  • ‘Ho Amici in Paradiso’ (I Have Friends in Heaven) by Fabrizio Maria Cortese
  • ‘L'Ora Legale’ (It's the Law) by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone
  • L'Ordine delle Cose (The Order of Things) by Andrea Segre
  • ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’ by Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia
  • ‘Las Stoffa dei Sogni’ (The Stuff od Dreams) by Gianfranco Cabiddu
  • ‘La Tenerezza’ (Tenderness) by Gianni Amelio
  • ‘Tutto Quello Che Vuoi’ (Everything You Want) by Francesco Bruni
  • ‘La Vita in Comune’ (Life in Common) by Edoardo Winspeare