Mongolia has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 2003. 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.[3]

Mongolia has submitted five films for consideration, although none have been nominated for the Foreign Film Oscar. However, The Story of the Weeping Camel submitted itself for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature) the following year and was nominated. The first two Mongolian submissions were German co-productions, directed or co-directed by Byambasuren Davaa and were filmed in Mongolian.

Submissions

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.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Mongolia for review by the Academy for the award.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Mongolian title Director Result
2003
(76th)
The Story of the Weeping Camel Ингэний Нулимс Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
The Cave of the Yellow Dog Шар Нохойн Агуй Byambasuren Davaa Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
By the Will of Genghis Khan Тайна Чингис Хаана Andrei Borissov Disqualified
2017
(90th)
The Children of Genghis[4] Zolbayar Dorj Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
The Steed[5] Erdenebileg Ganbold Not Nominated
2020
(92nd)
Veins of the World[5] Byambasuren Davaa Not Nominated

The first two Mongolian submissions concerned the lives of rural families on the Mongolian steppe, and the closely intertwined life of people and their animals. Both films contained elements of documentary and fiction and used real Mongolian families as their actors. In Weeping Camel, a family attempts to reconcile a mother camel who refuses to nurse its newborn calf, with a traditional musical ritual. In Yellow Dog, a little girl tries to convince her reluctant family to adopt a wild dog.

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. ^ a b "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. ^ Kilday, Gregg (5 October 2017). "Oscars: 92 Films Submitted in Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (7 October 2019). "Oscars: 93 Countries In Running For International Feature Film Race". Deadline.com. Retrieved 7 October 2019.