List of Fijian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Fiji is one of the one hundred countries that has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, with their first and only submission made in 2005. 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. It 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.
Fiji is the only Pacific Island nation ever to enter the competition.
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. 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. Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Fiji for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.
|Film title used in nomination||Original title||Language||Director||Result|
|The Land Has Eyes||Pear ta ma 'on maf||Rotuman||Hereniko, VilsoniVilsoni Hereniko||Not Nominated|
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Fiji
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