List of Belgian submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

Belgium has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1967.[citation needed] The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[3] The "Best Foreign Language Film" category was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.[4] Between 1947 and 1955, the Academy presented a non-competitive Honorary Award for the best foreign language films released in the United States.[5]

Gérard Corbiau directed two Belgian films nominated for the award, The Music Teacher and Farinelli.

As of 2019, seven Belgian films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Of these films, two have been directed by Gérard Corbiau: The Music Teacher and Farinelli.[6] The five other Belgian directors to have films accepted as nominees are Jacques Boigelot, Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere, Michaël R. Roskam and Felix Van Groeningen. Boigelot's Peace in the Fields was accepted as a nominee at the 43rd Academy Awards,[7] Stijn Coninx's Daens was a nominee in 1993,[8] Deruddere's Everybody's Famous! was a nominee at the 73rd Academy Awards,[9] Roskam's Bullhead for the 84th and Van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown for the 86th.

SubmissionsEdit

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956.[4] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Belgium for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director Result
1967
(40th)
Le Départ Le Départ French Jerzy Skolimowski Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Palaver Palaver Dutch Emile Degelin Not Nominated
1970
(43rd)
Peace in the Fields Paix sur les champs French Jacques Boigelot Nominated[10]
1972
(45th)
The Lonely Killers Les Tueurs Fous French Boris Szulzinger Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
The Conscript De loteling Dutch Roland Verhavert Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
High Street Rue Haute French André Ernotte Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Rubens Rubens, schilder en diplomaat Dutch Roland Verhavert Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
Woman in a Twilight Garden Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf Dutch André Delvaux Not Nominated
1981
(54th)
Le Grand Paysage d'Alexis Droeven Le Grand paysage d'Alexis Droeven French Jean-Jacques Andrien Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
Minuet Menuet Dutch Lili Rademakers Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Dust Dust English Marion Hänsel Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
Jumping Springen Dutch Jean-Pierre De Decker Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
The Cruel Embrace Les noces barbares French Marion Hänsel Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
The Music Teacher Le maître de musique French Gérard Corbiau Nominated[11]
1989
(62nd)
The Sacrament Het Sacrament Dutch Hugo Claus Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Toto the Hero Toto le héros French Jaco Van Dormael Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
Daens Daens Dutch, French Stijn Coninx Nominated[12]
1993
(66th)
Just Friends Just Friends Dutch, French Marc-Henri Wajnberg Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
Farinelli Farinelli Il Castrato French, Italian Gérard Corbiau Nominated[13]
1995
(68th)
Manneken Pis Manneken Pis Dutch Frank Van Passel Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
The Eighth Day Le huitième jour French Jaco Van Dormael Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
My Life in Pink Ma vie en rose French Alain Berliner Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Rosie Rosie Dutch Patrice Toye Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
Rosetta Rosetta French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Everybody's Famous! Iedereen beroemd! Dutch, English Dominique Deruddere Nominated[14]
2001
(74th)
Pauline & Paulette Pauline & Paulette Dutch Lieven Debrauwer Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
The Son Le fils French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Sea of Silence Verder dan de maan Dutch Stijn Coninx Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
The Alzheimer Case De zaak alzheimer Dutch Erik Van Looy Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
The Child L'enfant French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Someone Else's Happiness Een ander zijn geluk Dutch Fien Troch Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
Ben X Ben X Dutch[citation needed] Nic Balthazar Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Eldorado Eldorado French Bouli Lanners Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
The Misfortunates De Helaasheid der Dingen Dutch Felix Van Groeningen Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Illegal[15] Illégal French Olivier Masset-Depasse Not Nominated
2011
(84th)
Bullhead Rundskop Dutch Michaël R. Roskam Nominated[16]
2012
(85th)
Our Children[17] À perdre la raison French Joachim Lafosse Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
The Broken Circle Breakdown[18] The Broken Circle Breakdown Dutch Felix Van Groeningen Nominated[19]
2014
(87th)
Two Days, One Night[20] Deux jours, une nuit French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
The Brand New Testament[21] Le Tout Nouveau Testament French Jaco Van Dormael Made December Shortlist[22]
2016
(89th)
The Ardennes[23] D'Ardennen Dutch Robin Pront Not Nominated
2017
(90th)
Racer and the Jailbird[24] Le Fidèle French Michaël R. Roskam Not Nominated
2018
(91st)
Girl[25] Girl Dutch, French Lukas Dhont Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
Our Mothers[26] Nuestras madres Spanish César Díaz Not Nominated

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The category was previously named the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but this was changed to the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ Daens, Academy Award nominee in 1993
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  13. ^ "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
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  16. ^ "Oscars 2012: Nominees in full". BBC News. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  17. ^ "" A perdre la raison " représentera la Belgique pour l'Oscar du " Meilleur film en langue étrangère "". Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
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  19. ^ "Oscars: Main nominations 2014". BBC News. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
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