✈️Best Foreign Language Film (International Film) Academy Awards Submissions (1947-2020)

The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

Every country is invited to submit what it considers its best film to the Academy. The designation of each country's official submission has to be done by an organization, jury or committee composed of people from the film industry, whose members' names must be sent to the Academy. Only one film is accepted from each country.

This is a list of submissions to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film from the 1957 ceremony onwards.

Notes indicate whether the submitted film won the Oscar, was nominated, made the January shortlist (since the 79th Academy Awards), was disqualified, or won a Special/Honorary Award (1947-1956)

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  • Open Door
  • The Sleepwalkers
  • Songs of Solomon
  • What We Wanted
  • Sincerely Yours, Dhaka
  • Working Girls
  • Chaco
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • Babenco: Tell Me When I Die
  • The Father
  • Fathers
  • The Fisherman's Diary
  • 14 Days, 12 Nights
  • The Mole Agent
  • Leap
  • Forgotten We’ll Be
  • Land of Ashes
  • Extracurricular
  • Buscando a Casal
  • Charlatan
  • Another Round
  • A State of Madness
  • Emptiness
  • When We're Born
  • The Last Ones
  • Tove
  • Two of Us
  • Beginning
  • And Tomorrow The Entire World
  • Apples
  • La llorona
  • Days of Light
  • Better Days
  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
  • Agnes Joy
  • Jallikattu
  • Impetigore
  • Sun Children
  • Monster
  • Asia
  • Notturno
  • Night of the Kings
  • True Mothers
  • 200 Meters
  • The Crying Steppe
  • The Letter
  • Exile
  • Running to the Sky
  • Blizzard of Souls
  • Broken Keys
  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • Nova Lituania
  • River Tales
  • Soul
  • I'm No Longer Here
  • Veins of the World
  • Breasts
  • The Unknown Saint
  • Buladó
  • The Milkmaid
  • Willow
  • Hope
  • Circus of Life
  • Gaza Mon Amour
  • Operación Causa Justa
  • Killing the Dead
  • Song Without a Name
  • Mindanao
  • Never Gonna Snow Again
  • Vitalina Varela
  • Collective
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Scales
  • Nafi's Father
  • Dara of Jasenovac
  • Wet Season
  • The Auschwitz Report
  • Stories from the Chestnut Woods
  • Toorbos
  • The Man Standing Next
  • The Endless Trench
  • You Will Die at Twenty
  • Wiren
  • Charter
  • My Little Sister
  • A Sun
  • Happy Old Year
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7
  • Atlantis
  • Alelí
  • Once Upon A Time in Venezuela
  • Dreamy Eyes
  • The Delegation
  • Papicha
  • Heroic Losers
  • Lengthy Night
  • Buoyancy
  • Joy
  • Alpha