Milcho Manchevski's new film Shadows will represent Macedonia in the Foreign-Language Oscar race.
A committee of Macedonian filmmakers made the decision.
Shadows premiered at this month's Toronto International Film Festival and stars Borce Nacev as a young physician who encounters shadowy figures after a car crash.
Manchevski previously represented Macedonia in 1996 with Before The Rain.
Bavaria Film is handling international sales on Shadows.