Paraguay submitted a film for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] for the first time in 2015.[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 Paraguay 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
2015
(88th)
Cloudy Times[3] El tiempo nublado Spanish Arami Ullon Not nominated
2017
(90th)
The Gold Seekers[6] Los Buscadores Spanish Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori Not nominated
2018
(91st)
The Heiresses[7] Las herederas Spanish Marcelo Martinessi Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Killing the Dead[8] Matar a un muerto Spanish, Guarani Hugo Giménez Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Nothing but the Sun[9] Apenas el Sol Ayore, Spanish Arami Ullón 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the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]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. ^ a b "Oscars: Paraguay Selects 'Cloudy Times' as its Academy Award Entry". Variety. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  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. ^ "Paraguay postula "Los Buscadores" para los Óscar". ABC.com. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ Mango, Agustin (10 September 2018). "Oscars: Paraguay Selects 'The Heiresses' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Matar a un muerto representará a Paraguay en los Óscar". El Nacional. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  9. ^ ""Apenas el sol" representará a Paraguay en los premios Óscar". La Nacion. 22 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.