Costa Rica submitted a film for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] for the first time in 2005. 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]

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 Costa Rica for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director Result
2005
(78th)
Caribe Caribe Spanish Esteban Ramírez Not nominated
2010
(83rd)
Of Love and Other Demons[5] Del amor y otros demonios Spanish Hilda Hidalgo Not nominated[6]
2014
(87th)
Red Princesses[7] Princesas rojas Spanish Laura Astorga Not nominated
2015
(88th)
Presos[8] Presos Spanish Esteban Ramírez Not nominated
2016
(89th)
About Us[9] Entonces Nosotros Spanish Hernán Jiménez Not nominated
2017
(90th)
The Sound of Things[10] El Sonido de las Cosas Spanish Ariel Escalante Not nominated
2018
(91st)
Medea[11] Medea Spanish Alexandra Latishev Salazar Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
The Awakening of the Ants[12] El despertar de las hormigas Spanish Antonella Sudasassi Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Land of Ashes[13] Ceniza Negra Spanish Sofía Quirós Ubeda Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Clara Sola[14] Clara Sola Spanish Nathalie Álvarez Mesén Not nominated

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the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Academy announces rules for 92nd Oscars". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Academy Announces Rule Changes For 92nd Oscars". Forbes. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Oscar feels the 'Love'". variety. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  6. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Costa Rica postula a 'Princesas Rojas' al Óscar 2015". La Nacion. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  8. ^ Aguilar, Carlos (30 September 2015). "Costa Rica Selects Esteban Ramirez' 'Presos' as Oscar Submission". IndieWire. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ Salazar, Francisco (12 October 2016). "Oscar 2017 Predictions: 'About Us' Will represent Costa Rica at the Oscars". Latin Post. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  10. ^ Kilday, Gregg (5 October 2017). "Oscars: 92 Films Submitted in Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Medea representará a Costa Rica en los Oscar y Goya". Centrodecine. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  12. ^ Mojica, Yamlek (12 September 2019). "Película "El despertar de las hormigas" representará a Costa Rica en los Óscar y Goya". AmeliaRueda.com. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Ceniza Negra es la candidata costarricense ante los Premios Goya y los Premios Oscar". Revistaikaro. 31 October 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  14. ^ Hipes, Patrick (22 October 2021). "Costa Rica Chooses 'Clara Sola' As Its Oscar International Feature Submission". Deadline.com. Retrieved 22 October 2021.