Ethiopia submitted a film for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] for the first time in 2010.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[5] 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.[4] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Ethiopia 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
2010
(83rd)
The Athlete[6] እትሌቱ (Atletu) Amharic Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Difret[7] Difret Amharic Zeresenay Berhane Mehari Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
Lamb[8] Lamb Amharic Yared Zeleke Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
Running Against the Wind[9] የንፋሱ ፍልሚያ (Yenifasu Filmya) Amharic Jan Philipp Weyl 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the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]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. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Academy Announces Rule Changes For 92nd Oscars". Forbes. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "65 Countries Enter Race for 2010 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Oscars.org. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  7. ^ "'Difret' Submitted for Oscar Consideration for Best Foreign Language Film". Tadias. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Director Yared Zeleke's Film 'Lamb' is Ethiopia's Official Submission to Oscars". Tadias Magazine. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (14 September 2019). "Oscars: Ethiopia Selects 'Running Against the Wind' for Best International Feature Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 September 2019.