Photo of Nia Dinata in a gold-colored shirt whilst smiling.
Garin Nugroho in a casual black-and-red shirt, mildly smiling, with a red background.
Indonesian directors Nia Dinata and Garin Nugroho, whose films were twice submitted for the award

Indonesia has submitted feature films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1987. The award is given annually by the 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 created for 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]

As of 2021, 23 Indonesian films have been successfully submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but none of them have been nominated for it. The country attempted to send a film in 1988, but the submission was disqualified for lacking English subtitles.[5]

The two Indonesian directors to have multiple films submitted are Nia Dinata and Garin Nugroho. Dinata's Ca-bau-kan was Indonesia's submission for the 75th Academy Awards and her Love for Share was the official Indonesian submission to the 79th Academy Awards.[6][7] Nugroho's Leaf on a Pillow was the country's submission for the 71st Academy Awards and his Memories of My Body was the official submission for the 92nd Academy Awards.

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. The Indonesian submissions are selected by Persatuan Produser Film Indonesia (English: Indonesian Film Producers Union).[8]

Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Indonesia 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 Director Result
1987
(60th)
Nagabonar Naga bonar M.T. Risyaf Not nominated
1989
(62nd)
Tjoet Nja' Dhien Tjoet Nja' Dhien Eros Djarot Not nominated
1990
(63rd)
My Sky, My Home Langitku rumahku Slamet Rahardjo Not nominated
1992
(65th)
Mer's Lips Bibir Mer Arifin C. Noer Not nominated
1998
(71st)
Leaf on a Pillow Daun di Atas Bantal Garin Nugroho Not nominated
1999
(72nd)
Sri Sri Marselli Sumarno Not nominated
2002
(75th)
Ca-bau-kan Ca-bau-kan Nia Dinata Not nominated
2003
(76th)
The Stringless Violin Biola tak berdawai Sekar Ayu Asmara Not nominated
2005
(78th)
Gie Gie Riri Riza Not nominated
2006
(79th)
Love for Share Berbagi suami Nia Dinata Not nominated
2007
(80th)
Denias, Singing on the Cloud Denias Senandung Di Atas Awan John de Rantau Not nominated
2009
(82nd)
Jamila and the President Jamila dan Sang Presiden Ratna Sarumpaet Not nominated
2010
(83rd)
How Funny (This Country Is)[9] Alangkah Lucunya (Negeri Ini) Deddy Mizwar Not nominated[10]
2011
(84th)
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah[11] Di Bawah Lindungan Ka'bah Hanny Saputra Not nominated
2012
(85th)
The Dancer[12] Sang Penari Ifa Isfansyah Not nominated
2013
(86th)
The Clerics[13] Sang Kiai Rako Prijanto Not nominated
2014
(87th)
Soekarno[14] Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka Hanung Bramantyo Not nominated
2016
(89th)
Letters from Prague[15] Surat dari Praha Angga Dwimas Sasongko Not nominated
2017
(90th)
Turah[16] Turah Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo Not nominated
2018
(91st)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts[17] Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak Mouly Surya Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
Memories of My Body[18] Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku Garin Nugroho Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Impetigore[19] Perempuan Tanah Jahanam Joko Anwar Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Yuni[20] Yuni Kamila Andini 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

General

  • "Upaya Indonesia Mencari Peluang". Suara Pembaruan (in Indonesian). 23 November 2007. OCLC 18550203. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009.

Specific

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  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 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
  5. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (21 February 1989). "Nomination Intricacies For Foreign-Film Oscar". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (24 November 1998). "45 Nations Vying For Oscar". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (19 October 2006). "Oscar race counts 61 countries". Variety. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  8. ^ "Peluang Film Denias Kandas". Suara Pembaruan (in Indonesian). 18 January 2008. OCLC 18550203. Retrieved 10 May 2009.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Italy Heads Latest Batch of Oscar Foreign Submissions". thewrap.com. 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 27 January 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  10. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  11. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  12. ^ "Indonesia introduces Oscar to 'Dancer'". variety.com. 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  13. ^ "'Sang Kiai' daftarkan diri di oscar 2014". Merdeka. 8 October 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  14. ^ "83 Countries In Competition For 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar". AMPAS. 9 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  15. ^ Simanjuntak, Tertiani (23 September 2016). "'Surat dari Praha' to represent Indonesia at Oscars". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  16. ^ "'Turah' to Represent Indonesia at 2018 Oscars". Jakarta Globe. 19 September 2017. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  17. ^ Frater, Patrick (18 September 2018). "Oscars: Indonesia Selects 'Marlina The Murderer' in Foreign-Language Category". Variety. Archived from the original on 19 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  18. ^ "'Memories of My Body' to represent Indonesia at 2020 Academy Awards". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  19. ^ Hayati, Istiqomatul (10 November 2020). "Indonesia Resmi Ajukan Perempuan Tanah Jahanam dalam Penilaian Oscar". Tempo.co. Archived from the original on 18 December 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Film 'Yuni' Garapan Kamila Andini Terpilih Mewakili Indonesia di Ajang Piala Oscar 2022". Wartakota. 15 October 2021.