Director Stefan Ruzowitzky won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with his film The Counterfeiters.
Michael Haneke won the award for directing Amour.
Michael Haneke won the award for directing Amour.

Austria has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1961. 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.[3] 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.[4]

Four Austrian films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: Wolfgang Glück's '38 - Vienna Before the Fall at the 59th Academy Awards, Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters at the 80th Academy Awards, Gotz Spielmann's Revanche at the 81st Academy Awards, and Michael Haneke's Amour at the 85th Academy Awards.[5][6] Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters and Haneke's Amour won the award.[7]

Submissions

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.[4] 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 Austria for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Most Austrian submissions were primarily in German. Austria's 2001 and 2005 submissions were filmed in French, and dubbed into German when they were submitted for consideration to the Academy,[8] while a subsequent rule change allowed them to send a third film in French in 2012. Austria's 2009 submission was mostly in Persian and Turkish and their 2010 submission was in Italian.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director Result
1961
(34th)
Jedermann Jedermann German Gottfried Reinhardt Not nominated
1969
(42nd)
Moss on the Stones Moos auf den Steinen German Georg Lhotsky Not nominated
1977
(50th)
I Want to Live Ich will leben German Jörg A. Eggers Not nominated
1979
(52nd)
Tales from the Vienna Woods Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald German Maximilian Schell Not nominated
1980
(53rd)
Egon Schiele Egon Schiele - Exzesse German, English, French Herbert Vesely Not nominated
1981
(54th)
Der Bockerer Der Bockerer German Franz Antel Not nominated
1983
(56th)
Tramps Die letzte Runde German Peter Patzak Not nominated
1984
(57th)
Just Behind the Door Dicht hinter der Tür German Mansur Madavi Not nominated
1985
(58th)
Malambo Malambo German Milan Dor Not nominated
1986
(59th)
'38 – Vienna Before the Fall 38 – Auch das war Wien German Wolfgang Glück Nominated
1987
(60th)
Welcome in Vienna Wohin und zurück – Welcome in Vienna German Axel Corti Not nominated
1988
(61st)
Undiscovered Country Das Weite Land German Luc Bondy Not nominated
1989
(62nd)
The Seventh Continent Der siebente Kontinent German Michael Haneke Not nominated
1990
(63rd)
Requiem for Dominic Requiem für Dominik German Robert Dornhelm Not nominated
1991
(64th)
I Love Vienna I Love Vienna German, English, Italian, Polish, Persian, Arabic Houchang Allahyari Not nominated
1992
(65th)
Benny's Video Benny's Video German Michael Haneke Not nominated
1993
(66th)
Indien Indien German Paul Harather Not nominated
1994
(67th)
I Promise Ich gelobe German Wolfgang Murnberger Not nominated
1995
(68th)
Ant Street Die Ameisenstraße German Michael Glawogger Not nominated
1996
(69th)
Hannah Hannah German Reinhard Schwabenitzky Not nominated
1997
(70th)
The Unfish Der Unfisch German Robert Dornhelm Not nominated
1998
(71st)
The Inheritors Die Siebtelbauern German Stefan Ruzowitzky Not nominated
1999
(72nd)
Northern Skirts Nordrand German Barbara Albert Not nominated
2000
(73rd)
The Stranger Die Fremde German Götz Spielmann Not nominated
2001
(74th)
The Piano Teacher La Pianiste French, German Michael Haneke Not nominated
2002
(75th)
Gebürtig Gebürtig German Robert Schindel, Lukas Stepanik Not nominated
2003
(76th)
Free Radicals Böse Zellen German Barbara Albert Not nominated
2004
(77th)
Antares Antares German, Croatian, English Götz Spielmann Not nominated
2005
(78th)
Caché [9] Caché French Michael Haneke Disqualified
2006
(79th)
You Bet Your Life Spiele Leben German Antonin Svoboda Not nominated
2007
(80th)
The Counterfeiters Die Fälscher German, Russian, English, Hebrew Stefan Ruzowitzky Won Academy Award
2008
(81st)
Revanche[10] Revanche German, Russian Götz Spielmann Nominated
2009
(82nd)
For a Moment, Freedom Ein Augenblick Freiheit English, Persian, Turkish Arash T. Riahi Not nominated
2010
(83rd)
La Pivellina[11] La Pivellina Italian Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel Not nominated
2011
(84th)
Breathing[12] Atmen German Karl Markovics Not nominated
2012
(85th)
Amour[13] Amour French Michael Haneke Won Academy Award
2013
(86th)
The Wall[14] Die Wand German Julian Pölsler Not nominated
2014
(87th)
The Dark Valley[15] Das finstere Tal German, English Andreas Prochaska Not nominated
2015
(88th)
Goodnight Mommy[16] Ich seh, ich seh German Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala Not nominated
2016
(89th)
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe[17] Vor der Morgenröte German Maria Schrader Not nominated
2017
(90th)
Happy End[18] Happy End French, English Michael Haneke Not nominated
2018
(91st)
The Waldheim Waltz[19] Waldheims Walzer German, English, French Ruth Beckermann Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
Joy[20] Joy English, German, Nigerian Pidgin Sudabeh Mortezai Disqualified[21]
2020
(93rd)
What We Wanted[22] Was wir wollten German Ulrike Kofler Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Great Freedom[23] Große Freiheit German Sebastian Meise Made shortlist[24]
2022
(94th)
Corsage[25] Corsage German, French, English, Hungarian Marie Kreutzer Made shortlist

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The category was previously named the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but this was changed to the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]

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