✈️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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  • Being Two Isn't Easy
  • Tlayucan
  • Cold Tracks
  • My Mother and Her Guest
  • Girl from La Mancha
  • The Mistress
  • Summerskin
  • Everyman
  • The Given Word
  • Harry and the Butler
  • Oh Islam
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • La Notte
  • Immortal Love
  • Ánimas Trujano
  • The Moises Padilla Story
  • Placido
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • The Shadows Grow Longer
  • Death Commands Brigandage
  • Almurahikat
  • La Vérité
  • The Enchanting Shadow
  • Kapo
  • Late Autumn
  • Macario
  • Knights of the Teutonic Order
  • At Five in the Afternoon
  • The Virgin Spring
  • Faust
  • The Ninth Circle
  • Paw
  • The Nightingale's Prayer
  • Black Orpheus
  • For Better, for Worse
  • The World of Apu
  • The Great War
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Nazarin
  • Village by the River
  • The Day Shall Dawn
  • The Devil from Seventh Grade
  • The Kingdom and the Beauty
  • The Bridge
  • Train without a Timetable
  • The Girls Are Willing
  • Cairo Station
  • Mon Oncle
  • Madhumati
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street
  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Vengeance
  • The Magician
  • Arms and the Man
  • The Year Long Road
  • Be Dear to Me
  • The Gates of Paris
  • The Lagoon of Desire
  • Mother India
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Untamed Woman
  • Torero!
  • Nine Lives
  • Kanal
  • Main Street
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Amina
  • The Devil Strikes at Night
  • Qivitoq
  • Gervaise
  • La Strada
  • The Burmese Harp
  • The Ruins
  • Afternoon of the Bulls
  • The Staffan Stolle Story
  • The Captain from Kopenick
  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
  • Gate of Hell
  • Forbidden Games
  • Rashomon
  • The Walls of Malapaga
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Monsieur Vincent
  • Shoeshine