List of Indonesian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Indonesia has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1987. The award is given annually by the 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 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.
As of 2016, eighteen Indonesian films have been successfully submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but none of them have been nominated for the award. The country attempted to send a film in 1988, but the submission was disqualified for lacking English subtitles.
The only Indonesian director to have multiple films submitted is Nia Dinata. Dinata's Ca-bau-kan was Indonesia's submission for the 75th Academy Awards and her Love for Share was the official Indonesian submission to the 79th Academy Awards.
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. The Indonesian submissions are selected by Persatuan Produser Film Indonesia.
Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Indonesia for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.
|Film title used in nomination||Original title||Director||Result|
|Nagabonar||Naga bonar||Risyaf, M.T.M.T. Risyaf||Not Nominated|
|Tjoet Nja' Dhien||Tjoet Nja' Dhien||Djarot, ErosEros Djarot||Not Nominated|
|My Sky, My Home||Langitku rumahku||Rahardjo, SlametSlamet Rahardjo||Not Nominated|
|Mer's Lips||Bibir Mer||Noer, Arifin C.Arifin C. Noer||Not Nominated|
|Leaf on a Pillow||Daun di Atas Bantal||Nugroho, GarinGarin Nugroho||Not Nominated|
|Sri||Sri||Sumarno, MarselliMarselli Sumarno||Not Nominated|
|Ca-bau-kan||Ca-bau-kan||Dinata, NiaNia Dinata||Not Nominated|
|The Stringless Violin||Biola tak berdawai||Asmara, Sekar AyuSekar Ayu Asmara||Not Nominated|
|Gie||Gie||Riza, RiriRiri Riza||Not Nominated|
|Love for Share||Berbagi suami||Dinata, NiaNia Dinata||Not Nominated|
|Denias, Singing on the Cloud||Denias Senandung Di Atas Awan||de Rantau, JohnJohn de Rantau||Not Nominated|
|Jamila and the President||Jamila dan Sang Presiden||Sarumpaet, RatnaRatna Sarumpaet||Not Nominated|
|How Funny (This Country Is)||Alangkah Lucunya (Negeri Ini)||Mizwar, DeddyDeddy Mizwar||Not Nominated|
|Under the Protection of Ka'Bah||Di Bawah Lindungan Ka'bah||Saputra, HannyHanny Saputra||Not Nominated|
|The Dancer||Sang Penari||Isfansyah, IfaIfa Isfansyah||Not Nominated|
|Sang Kiai||Sang Kiai||Prijanto, RakoRako Prijanto||Not Nominated|
|Soekarno||Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka||Bramantyo, HanungHanung Bramantyo||Not Nominated|
|Letters from Prague||Surat dari Praha||Sasongko, Angga DwimasAngga Dwimas Sasongko||Not Nominated|
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Indonesia
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