List of Bangladeshi submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Bangladesh has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 2002. 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. Eleven Bangladeshi films have been submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but none of them have been nominated for an Oscar.
In addition to the eleven films officially submitted by Bangladesh, Pakistan submitted The Day Shall Dawn for Oscar consideration in 1959. Dawn was filmed in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) with a mostly Bangladeshi cast speaking Urdu, the official language of West Pakistan.
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 Bangladesh for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.
The Bangladeshi nominee is decided annually by the Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies. All Bangladeshi submissions were filmed in Bengali.
All Bangladeshi submissions since 2005 have been produced by Impress Telefilm Limited film studio, based in the capital Dhaka, and there was a lot of cast crossover between the films. Actors Fazlur Rahman Babu, Jayanta Chattopadhyay and Shahidul Islam Sachchu, as well as actress Rokeya Prachi each had leading roles in three out of the six submitted films, including Britter Baire in which all four co-starred.
|Film title used in nomination||Original title||Director||Result|
|The Clay Bird||মাটির ময়না (Matir Moyna)||Masud, TarequeTareque Masud||Not Nominated|
|Shyamol Chhaya||শ্যামল ছায়া (Shyamol Chhaya)||Ahmed, HumayunHumayun Ahmed||Not Nominated|
|Forever Flows||নিরন্তর (Nirontor)||Sayeed, AbuAbu Sayeed||Not Nominated|
|On the Wings of Dreams||স্বপ্নডানায় (Swopnodanay)||Biplob, Golam RabbanyGolam Rabbany Biplob||Not Nominated|
|Aha!||আহা! (Aha)||Nirjhar , Enamul KarimEnamul Karim Nirjhar||Not Nominated|
|Beyond the Circle||বৃত্তের বাইরে (Britter Baire)||Biplob, Golam RabbanyGolam Rabbany Biplob||Not Nominated|
|Third Person Singular Number||থার্ড পারসন সিঙ্গুলার নাম্বার
(Third Person Singular Number)
|Farooki, Mostofa SarwarMostofa Sarwar Farooki||Not Nominated|
|Ahmed, HumayunHumayun Ahmed||Not Nominated|
|Mostofa Sarwar Farooki||Not Nominated|
|Glow of the Firefly||
|Khalid Mahmud Mithu||Not Nominated|
|Abu Shahed Emon||Not Nominated|
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Bangladesh
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