The Dominican Republic is among the one-hundred countries that have submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.[nb 1] 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. The Dominican Republic has submitted a total of 14 films since their debut in 1983, but they have never yet been nominated.
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.
The following is a list of the films submitted by the Dominican Republic in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards. All films were produced in Spanish.
|English title||Spanish title||Director||Result|
|Guaguasi||Guaguasi||Jorge Ulla||Not Nominated|
|One Way Ticket||Un pasaje de Ida||Agliberto Meléndez||Not Nominated|
|Nueba Yol||Nueba Yol||Ángel Muñiz||Not Nominated|
|Love Child||La hija natural||Leticia Tonos||Not Nominated|
|Jaque Mate||Jaque Mate||José María Cabral||Not Nominated|
|Who's the Boss?||¿Quién Manda?||Ronni Castillo||Not Nominated|
|Cristo Rey||Cristo Rey||Leticia Tonos||Not Nominated|
|Sand Dollars||Dólares de Arena||Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas||Not Nominated|
|Sugar Fields||Flor de Azúcar||Fernando Baez Mella||Not Nominated|
|Woodpeckers||Carpinteros||José María Cabral||Not Nominated|
|Cocote||Cocote||Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias||Not Nominated|
|The Projectionist||El proyeccionista||José María Cabral||Not Nominated|
|A State of Madness||Mis 500 Locos||Leticia Tonos||Not Nominated|
|Holy Beasts||La Fiera y la Fiesta||Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas|