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

Ireland is one of one hundred countries that have submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.[nb 1] 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] Although Ireland has a thriving domestic film industry, most feature films are produced in English and are thus ineligible for the award. As of 2021, eight Irish film have been submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration. The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) submits Ireland's entry.[4]

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.[5] 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 Ireland for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Languages Director Result
2007
(80th)
Kings Irish, English Tommy Collins Not Nominated
2011
(84th)
As If I Am Not There[6] Serbo-Croatian Juanita Wilson Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
The Gift[7] Irish Tommy Collins Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
Viva[4] Spanish Paddy Breathnach Made Shortlist[8]
2017
(90th)
Song of Granite[9] Irish Pat Collins Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
Gaza[10] Arabic Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell Not Nominated
2020
(93rd)
Arracht[11] Irish Tom Sullivan Not Nominated
2021
(94th)
Foscadh[12] Irish Seán Breathnach
TBD

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the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]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

  1. ^ "Academy announces rules for 92nd Oscars". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Academy Announces Rule Changes For 92nd Oscars". Forbes. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b Ritman, Alex (17 September 2015). "Oscars: Ireland Selects 'Viva' For Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  6. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Derry director's film singled out for Oscars". Derry Journal. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  8. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance In Oscar Race". Oscars. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  9. ^ Clarke, Stewart (8 September 2017). "'Song of Granite' Is Ireland's Entry in the Foreign-Language Oscar Race". Variety. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  10. ^ Quann, Jack (4 October 2019). "Ireland to submit 'Gaza' documentary for foreign language Oscar". Newstalk. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  11. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (24 November 2020). "Ireland Picks 'Arracht' for Oscars' International Feature Film Race". Variety. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Irish-language drama makes its bid for Oscars glory". RTE. 22 September 2021. Retrieved 22 September 2021.

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