Ireland is one of 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. Although Ireland has a thriving domestic film industry, most feature films are produced in English and are thus ineligible for the award. As of 2021[update], eight Irish film have been submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration. The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) submits Ireland's entry.
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. 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. Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Ireland for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.
|Film title used in nomination||Languages||Director||Result|
|Kings||Irish, English||Tommy Collins||Not nominated|
|As If I Am Not There||Serbo-Croatian||Juanita Wilson||Not nominated|
|The Gift||Irish||Tommy Collins||Not nominated|
|Viva||Spanish||Paddy Breathnach||Made shortlist|
|Song of Granite||Irish||Pat Collins||Not nominated|
|Gaza||Arabic||Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell||Not nominated|
|Arracht||Irish||Tom Sullivan||Not nominated|
|Foscadh||Irish||Seán Breathnach||Not nominated|