List of submissions to the 74th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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 every year since the award was created in 1956.[1] The award is presented annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1][2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.[2]

For the 74th Academy Awards, which were held on March 24, 2002, the Academy invited 78 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] Fifty-one countries submitted films to the Academy, including Armenia and Tanzania, all of which submitted films for the first time.[4] Uruguay, whose submission for the 65th Academy Awards was disqualified, submitted an eligible film for the first time. The Academy released a list of the five nominees for the award on February 12, 2002.[5] The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Bosnia and Herzegovina's No Man's Land, which was directed by Danis Tanović.[6]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
  Albania Slogans Parullat Albanian Gjergj Xhuvani Not Nominated
  Algeria Inch'Allah Dimanche Inch'Allah Dimanche Arabic, French Yamina Benguigui Not Nominated
  Argentina Son of the Bride El hijo de la novia Spanish Juan José Campanella Nominated
  Armenia Symphony of Silence Lrutyan Simfonia (Լռության Սիմֆոնիա) Armenian Vigen Chaldranyan Not Nominated
  Australia La Spagnola La Spagnola Spanish, Italian, English Steve Jacobs Not Nominated
  Austria The Piano Teacher La Pianiste French Michael Haneke Not Nominated
  Belgium Pauline and Paulette Pauline & Paulette Dutch Lieven Debrauwer Not Nominated
  Bosnia and Herzegovina No Man's Land Ničija zemlja Bosnian, English Danis Tanović Won Academy Award
  Brazil Behind the Sun Abril Despedaçado Portuguese Walter Salles Not Nominated
  Bulgaria Fate as a Rat Sudbata kato pluh (Съдбата като плъх) Bulgarian Ivan Pavlov Not Nominated
  Canada Atanarjuat Atanarjuat Inuktitut Zacharias Kunuk Not Nominated
  Chile A Cab for Three Taxi para tres Spanish Orlando Lubbert Not Nominated
  Colombia Our Lady of the Assassins La virgen de los sicarios Spanish Barbet Schroeder Not Nominated
  Croatia Queen of the Night Kraljica noći Croatian Branko Schmidt Not Nominated
  Czech Republic Dark Blue World Tmavomodrý svět Czech, English, German Jan Svěrák Not Nominated
  Denmark Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Danish Lone Scherfig Not Nominated
  Estonia The Heart of the Bear Karu süda Estonian, Russian Arvo Iho Not Nominated
  Finland The River Joki Finnish Jarmo Lampela Not Nominated
  France Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain French Jean-Pierre Jeunet Nominated
  Georgia The Migration of the Angel Angelozis gadaprena (ანგელოზის გადაფრენა) Georgian Nodar Managadze Not Nominated
  Germany The Experiment Das Experiment German Oliver Hirschbiegel Not Nominated
  Greece In Good Company Enas & enas Greek Nikos Zapatinas Not Nominated
  Hong Kong Fulltime Killer Chuen jik sat sau (全職殺手) Cantonese, Japanese, English Wai Ka-Fai, Johnnie To Not Nominated
  Hungary Abandoned Torzók Hungarian Arpád Sopsits Not Nominated
  Iceland The Seagull's Laughter Mávahlátur Icelandic Ágúst Guðmundsson Not Nominated
  India Lagaan Lagaan (लगान) Hindi, Bhojpuri, English Ashutosh Gowariker Nominated
  Iran Baran Baran (باران) Persian Majid Majidi Not Nominated
  Israel Late Marriage Hatuna Meuheret (חתונה מאוחרת) Georgian, Hebrew Dover Kosahvili Not Nominated
  Italy The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Italian Nanni Moretti Not Nominated
  Japan Go GO Japanese Isao Yukisada Not Nominated
  Kyrgyzstan The Chimp Maimil (Маймыл) Kyrgyz, Russian Aktan Abdykalykov Not Nominated
  Mexico Perfume de violetas, nadie te oye Perfume de violetas, nadie te oye Spanish Maryse Sistach Not Nominated
  Netherlands Nynke Nynke West Frisian, Dutch Pieter Verhoeff Not Nominated
  Norway Elling Elling Norwegian Petter Ness Nominated
  Philippines In the Bosom of the Enemy Gatas... Sa dibdib ng kaaway Tagalog, Japanese Gil Portes Not Nominated
  Poland Quo Vadis Quo Vadis Polish Jerzy Kawalerowicz Not Nominated
  Portugal Camarate Camarate Portuguese Luis Filipe Rocha Not Nominated
  Puerto Rico 12 Hours 12 Horas Spanish Raúl Marchand-Sánchez Not Nominated
  Russia The Romanovs: An Imperial Family Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (Романовы - Венценосная семья) Russian Gleb Panfilov Not Nominated
  Slovenia Bread and Milk Kruh in mleko Slovene Jan Cvitkovič Not Nominated
  Spain Mad Love Juana la Loca Spanish Vicente Aranda Not Nominated
  Sweden Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Swedish, Arabic Josef Fares Not Nominated
   Switzerland In Praise of Love Éloge de l'amour French Jean-Luc Godard Not Nominated
  Taiwan The Cabbie Yun zhuan shou zhi lian (運轉手之戀) Mandarin Zhang Huakun, Chen Yiwen Not Nominated
  Tanzania Maangamizi: The Ancient One Maangamizi: The Ancient One Swahili, English Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill Not Nominated
  Thailand The Moonhunter 14 tula, songkram prachachon (14 ตุลา สงครามประชาชน) Thai Bhandit Rittakol Not Nominated
  Turkey Hejar Büyük adam küçük ask Turkish, Kurdish Handan İpekçi Not Nominated
  United Kingdom Do Not Go Gentle Oed Yr Addewid Welsh Emlyn Williams Not Nominated
  Uruguay In This Tricky Life En la puta vida Spanish Beatriz Flores Silva Not Nominated
  Venezuela A House with a View of the Sea Una casa con vista al mar Spanish Alberto Aruelo Not Nominated
  FR Yugoslavia War Live Rat uživo (Рат уживо) Serbian Darko Bajić Not Nominated

See alsoEdit


  • "51 Countries In Race For Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2001-11-19. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-08-07.

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