Malaysia is one of more than a hundred countries that have sent films to compete for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 2004. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 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]

As of 2021, a total of seven films have been submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but has yet to be received an Oscar nomination. The Princess of Mount Ledang was the first film to be submitted in 2003, since then no other films that was submitted until 2012, a film directed by Dain Said Bunohan was sent to compete, but it failed to set out as the nominee.

For the 88th Academy Awards, Men Who Save the World was decided by National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) to be submitted, affiliated with Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.[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. 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 Malaysia for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

List of submitted films
Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
2004
(77th)
The Princess of Mount Ledang Puteri Gunung Ledang Saw Teong Hin Not nominated
2012
(85th)
Bunohan[5] Bunohan Dain Said Not nominated
2015
(88th)
Men Who Save the World[6] Lelaki Harapan Dunia Liew Seng Tat Not nominated
2016
(89th)
Beautiful Pain[7] Redha Tunku Mona Riza Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
M for Malaysia[8] M for Malaysia Dian Lee, Ineza Roussille Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Roh[9] Roh Emir Ezwan Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Hail, Driver![10] Prebet Sapu Muzzamer Rahman 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the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]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. ^ "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. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ Patrick Brzeski (October 2015). "Oscars: Malaysia Submits 'Men Who Save The World' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "71 Countries Vie for 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar®". 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Liew Seng Tat's 'Lelaki Harapan Dunia' is Malaysia's pick as Oscar entry". Malay Mail Online. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ Chua, Dennis (4 October 2016). "'Redha' to compete at next year's Academy Awards". New Straits Times. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (7 October 2019). "Oscars: 93 Countries In Running For International Feature Film Race". Deadline.com. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. ^ Begum, Mumtaj (4 November 2020). "Malaysia submits horror flick 'Roh' for 2021 International Feature Film Oscar race". The Star. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  10. ^ "'Prebet Sapu' is Malaysia's Oscar entry in 2022's Best International Feature Film category". The Star. 3 November 2021. Retrieved 3 November 2021.