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

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Slovenia has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1993, but hasn't yet won an award. Slovenia's 2008 submission, Rooster's Breakfast, became the highest-grossing Slovenian film of all time.[1]

Before 1993, Slovenia was a republic within Yugoslavia. In 1961, a film shot in Serbo-Croatian and representing Yugoslavia (The Ninth Circle) became the first and only film directed by a Slovenian to be nominated for an Oscar.


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.[2] 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.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Slovenia 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
When I Close My Eyes Ko zaprem oči Slak, FranciFranci Slak Not Nominated
Morana Morana Verbič, AlešAleš Verbič Not Nominated
Felix Felix Šprajc, BožoBožo Šprajc Not Nominated
Outsider Avtsajder Košak, AndrejAndrej Košak Not Nominated
Bread and Milk Kruh in mleko Cvitkovič, JanJan Cvitkovič Not Nominated
Headnoise Zvenenje v glavi Košak, AndrejAndrej Košak Not Nominated
Spare Parts Rezervni deli Kozole, DamjanDamjan Kozole Not Nominated
Beneath Her Window Pod njenim oknom Pevec, MetodMetod Pevec Not Nominated
The Ruins Ruševine Burger, JanezJanez Burger Not Nominated
Gravehopping Odgrobadogroba Cvitkovič, JanJan Cvitkovič Not Nominated
Short Circuits Kratki stiki Lapajne, JanezJanez Lapajne Not Nominated
Rooster's Breakfast Petelinji zajtrk Naberšnik, MarkoMarko Naberšnik Not Nominated
Landscape No. 2 Pokrajina Št. 2 Möderndorfer, VinkoVinko Möderndorfer Not Nominated
9:06 9:06 Šterk, IgorIgor Šterk Not Nominated[4]
Silent Sonata Circus Fantasticus Burger, JanezJanez Burger Disqualified[5]
A Trip[6] Izlet Gazvoda, NejcNejc Gazvoda Not Nominated
Class Enemy[7] Razredni sovražnik Biček, RokRok Biček Not Nominated
Seduce Me[8] Zapelji me Šantić, MarkoMarko Šantić Not Nominated
The Tree[9] Drevo Prosenc, SonjaSonja Prosenc Not Nominated
Houston, We Have a Problem![10] Houston, imamo problem! Virc, ŽigaŽiga Virc Not Nominated

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  1. ^ "Rooster's Breakfast Receives Great Golden Roll Award". Government of Slovenia. 2008-01-15. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  2. ^ "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Slovenija iz boja za oskarja izpadla, ker smo film pozabili prijaviti" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Slovenski kandidat za tujejezičnega oskarja bo Izlet". 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Razredni sovražnik je letošnji slovenski kandidat za oskarja". Slovenian Film Centre. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  8. ^ "Na Ameriško filmsko akademijo pošiljamo Šantićev Zapelji me". RTVslo. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  9. ^ ""The Tree" Slovenian Candidate for Foreign Language Oscar Nomination". STA. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (21 September 2016). "Oscars: Slovenia Selects 'Houston, We Have a Problem!' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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