List of Mongolian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Mongolia has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 2003. 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.
Mongolia has submitted two films for consideration, although neither has yet been nominated for the Foreign Film Oscar. However, The Story of the Weeping Camel submitted itself for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature) the following year and was nominated. Both Mongolian submissions were German co-productions and were directed or co-directed by Byambasuren Davaa. Both films were filmed in Mongolian.
Every year, each country is invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit its best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 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 Mongolia for review by the Academy for the award.
|Film title used in nomination||Mongolian title||Director||Result|
|The Story of the Weeping Camel||Ингэний Нулимс||Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni||Not Nominated|
|The Cave of the Yellow Dog||Шар Нохойн Агуй||Byambasuren Davaa||Not Nominated|
|By the Will of Genghis Khan||Тайна Чингис Хаана||Andrei Borissov||Disqualified|
Both Mongolian submissions concerned the lives of rural families on the Mongolian steppe, and the closely intertwined life of people and their animals. Both films contained elements of documentary and fiction and used real Mongolian families as their actors. In Weeping Camel, a family attempts to reconcile a mother camel who refuses to nurse its newborn calf, with a traditional musical ritual. In Yellow Dog, a little girl tries to convince her reluctant family to adopt a wild dog.
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Mongolia
- "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.