The Class has been put forward as the Estonian contender for the foreign-language Oscar.

Ilmar Raag's debut feature beat out the other Estonian choice, The Autumn Ball, among the local Oscar committee.

The drama, based on true events, is about a class geek and a friend who stands up for him to battle their classmates.

NonStop Sales is handling international sales and will be selling the project at the forthcoming MIPCOM and American Film Market.

'We are of course thrilled and excited over this nomination,' producer Riina Sildos said. 'The nomination really proves the quality of the film and will hopefully spread it to an even wider audience.'