Three Asian titles - Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love and Edward Yang's Yi Yi - are among the six films to be nominated for the Screen International Award for non-European film at the European Film Awards (EFA).
US titles Erin Brockovich, Gladiator and O Brother, Where Art Thou' will also compete.
Nominations for the rest of the EFA categories will be unveiled on November 7, with the award ceremony taking place on December 2.
Screen International editor in chief Colin Brown commented: "Screen International whole heartedly supports the European Film Academy and its prestigious annual Awards. They stand for everything that we as a European based trade paper covering the business of worldwide cinema have been championing for the past 25 years."