List of Greek submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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Greece has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 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.[1] It was created for 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.

For the 78th Academy Awards, Greece selected Nyfes but it was ruled ineligible for being in English.

In the 1990s, Greek film law stipulated that the winner of the Greek Film Competition at the Thessaloniki Film Festival would represent Greece at the Oscars the following year. After Greek films that were mostly in English (and thus ineligible for the Foreign Language Film award) won the award in 2005 and 2007, Greece decided to revise the selection process. Beginning in 2008, the Greek submission is determined by an ad hoc committee appointed under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture. The first film to be selected under the new rules was Correction, since El Greco contained too much English to qualify.[2]

Submissions[edit]

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.[1] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Greece for review by the Academy for the award by the year of the submission and the respective Academy Award ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
1957
(30th)
The Lagoon of Desire Η λίμνη των πόθων Zervos, GiorgosGiorgos Zervos Not Nominated
1962
(35th)
Electra Ilektra (Ηλέκτρα) Cacoyannis, MichaelMichael Cacoyannis Nominated
1963
(36th)
The Red Lanterns Τα κόκκινα φανάρια Georgiadis, VasilisVasilis Georgiadis Nominated
1964
(37th)
Treason Προδοσία Manoussakis, KostasKostas Manoussakis Not Nominated
1965
(38th)
Blood on the Land Το χώμα βάφτηκε κόκκινο Georgiadis, VasilisVasilis Georgiadis Nominated
1966
(39th)
Queen of Clubs Dama Spathi (Ντάμα σπαθί) Skalenakis, GeorgeGeorge Skalenakis Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
Imperiale Βυζαντινή Ραψωδία Skalenakis, GeorgeGeorge Skalenakis Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Girls in the Sun Κορίτσια στον Ήλιο Georgiadis, VasilisVasilis Georgiadis Not Nominated
1975
(48th)
The Travelling Players O Thiasos (Ο Θίασος) Angelopoulos, TheoTheo Angelopoulos Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Iphigenia Ifigeneia (Iφιγένεια) Cacoyannis, MichaelMichael Cacoyannis Nominated
1981
(54th)
The Man with the Carnation Ο άνθρωπος με το γαρίφαλο Tzimas, NikosNikos Tzimas Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
Angel Angelos (Άγγελος) Katakouzinos, GiorgosGiorgos Katakouzinos Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Theofilos Theofilos (Θεόφιλος) Papastathis, LakisLakis Papastathis Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
In the Shadow of Fear Στη σκιά του τρόμου Karypidis, YiorgosYiorgos Karypidis Not Nominated
1989
(62nd)
Landscape in the Mist Τοπίο στην ομίχλη Angelopoulos, TheoTheo Angelopoulos Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Love Under the Date-Tree Erotas sti hourmadia (Έρωτας στη χουρμαδιά) Tsiolis, StavrosStavros Tsiolis Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
Ulysses' Gaze Το Βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα Angelopoulos, TheoTheo Angelopoulos Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Slaughter of the Cock Η Σφαγή του Κόκορα Pantzis, AndreasAndreas Pantzis Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Eternity and a Day Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα Angelopoulos, TheoTheo Angelopoulos Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
From the Edge of the City Apo tin akri tis polis (Από την άκρη της πόλης) Giannaris, ConstantinosConstantinos Giannaris Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Peppermint Peppermint Kapakas, CostasCostas Kapakas Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
In Good Company Enas & enas (Ένας κι ένας) Zapatinas, NikosNikos Zapatinas Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
The Only Journey of His Life Το μόνον της ζωής του ταξείδιον Papastathis, LakisLakis Papastathis Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Think It Over Θα το Μετανιώσεις Evangelakou, KaterinaKaterina Evangelakou Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
A Touch of Spice Politiki kouzina (Πολίτικη Κουζίνα) Boulmetis, TassosTassos Boulmetis Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Chariton's Choir I Horodia tou Haritona (Η χωρωδία του Χαρίτωνα) Karantinakis, GrigorisGrigoris Karantinakis Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
Eduart Eduart Antoniou, AngelikiAngeliki Antoniou Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Correction Διόρθωση Anastopoulos, ThanosThanos Anastopoulos Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Slaves in Their Bonds Οι Σκλάβοι στα Δεσμά τους Lykouresis, AdonisAdonis Lykouresis Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Dogtooth Κυνόδοντας Lanthimos, YorgosYorgos Lanthimos Nominated[3]
2011
(84th)
Attenberg[4] Attenberg Athina Rachel Tsangari Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
Unfair World[5] Άδικος Κόσμος Filippos Tsitos Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Boy Eating the Bird's Food[6] Το Αγόρι Τρώει το Φαγητό του Πουλιού Ektoras Lygizos Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Little England[7] Μικρά Αγγλία Pantelis Voulgaris Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
Xenia[8] Ξενία Panos H. Koutras Not Nominated
2016
(89th)
Chevalier[9] Chevalier Athina Rachel Tsangari Not Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.screendaily.com/thanos-anastopoulos-diorthosi-is-greek-oscar-entry-in-policy-switch/4041095.article
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Greece picks 'Unfair World' for Oscar race". Variety. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Oscars: Greece Nominates 'Boy Eating the Bird's Food' in Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Greece enters Oscar race with Little England". Screendaily. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Thompson, Anne (3 September 2015). "Foreign Oscar Submissions So Far". Indie Wire. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Grivas, Alexis (21 September 2016). "Greece submits 'Chevalier' to Oscars". Screen Daily. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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