Serbia has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] under three different names since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Despite the name changes, all submitted films since 1994 have been Serbian productions.

The Foreign Film 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]

As of 2021, 28 Serbian films have been submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but none of them have been accepted as nominees. In January 2008, it was announced that the acclaimed Serbian thriller The Trap had made the nine-film Oscar shortlist but it ultimately failed to make the final five. Furthermore, six films representing Yugoslavia received Oscar nominations between 1959 and 1992, most or all of which had significant Serbian input.

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.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Serbia and its predecessor states 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
1994
(67th)
Vukovar Poste Restante Вуковар, једна прича
Vukovar, jedna priča
Boro Drašković Not nominated
1995
(68th)
Underground Подземље
Podzemlje
Emir Kusturica Not nominated
1996
(69th)
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame Лепа села лепо горе
Lepa sela lepo gore
Srđan Dragojević Not nominated
1997
(70th)
Three Summer Days Три летња дана
Tri letnja dana
Mirjana Vukomanović Not nominated
1998
(71st)
Powder Keg Буре барута
Bure baruta
Goran Paskaljević Not nominated
1999
(72nd)
The White Suit Бело одело
Belo odelo
Lazar Ristovski Not nominated
2000
(73rd)
Sky Hook Небеска удица
Nebeska udica
Ljubiša Samardžić Not nominated
2001
(74th)
War Live Рат уживо
Rat uživo
Darko Bajić Not nominated
2002
(75th)
Labyrinth Лавиринт
Lavirint
Miroslav Lekić Not nominated
2003
(76th)
The Professional Професионалац
Profesionalac
Dušan Kovačević Not nominated
2004
(77th)
Goose Feather Јесен стиже, дуњо моја
Jesen stiže, Dunjo moja
Ljubiša Samardžić Not nominated
2005
(78th)
Midwinter Night's Dream Сан зимске ноћи
San zimske noći
Goran Paskaljević Not nominated
2006
(79th)
Tomorrow Morning Сутра ујутро
Sutra ujutru
Oleg Novković Not nominated
2007
(80th)
The Trap Клопка
Klopka
Srdan Golubović Made shortlist
2008
(81st)
The Tour Турнеја
Turneja
Goran Marković Not nominated
2009
(82nd)
St. George Shoots the Dragon Свети Георгије убива аждаху
Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu
Srđan Dragojević Not nominated
2010
(83rd)
Solemn Promise Беса
Besa
Srđan Karanović Not nominated[4]
2011
(84th)
Montevideo, God Bless You![5] Монтевидео, Бог те видео
Montevideo, Bog te video!
Dragan Bjelogrlić Not nominated
2012
(85th)
When Day Breaks[6] Кад сване дан
Kad svane dan
Goran Paskaljević Not nominated
2013
(86th)
Circles[7] Кругови
Krugovi
Srdan Golubović Not nominated
2014
(87th)
See You in Montevideo[8] Монтевидео, видимо се!
Montevideo, vidimo se!
Dragan Bjelogrlić Not nominated
2015
(88th)
Enclave[9] Енклава
Enklava
Goran Radovanović Not nominated
2016
(89th)
Train Driver's Diary[10] Дневник машиновође
Dnevnik mašinovođe
Miloš Radović Not nominated
2017
(90th)
Requiem for Mrs. J.[11] Реквијем за госпођу Ј.
Rekvijem za gospođu J.
Bojan Vuletić Not nominated
2018
(91st)
Offenders[12] Изгредници
Izgrednici
Dejan Zečević Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
King Petar of Serbia[13] Краљ Петар Први
Kralj Petar Prvi
Petar Ristovski Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Dara of Jasenovac[14] Дара из Јасеновца
Dara iz Jasenovca
Predrag Antonijević Not nominated
2021
(94th)
Oasis[15] Oaza Ivan Ikić 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

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  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. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  5. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  6. ^ ""Dan" sviće u Holivudu". Novosti. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Serbian movie "Circles" candidate for Oscar". In Serbia. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  8. ^ "U TRCI ZA ZLATNU STATUU: Montevideo, vidimo se srpski kandidat za Oskara!". Kurir. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  9. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (4 September 2015). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'Enclave' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  10. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (13 September 2016). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'Train Driver's Diary' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  11. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (5 September 2017). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'Requiem for Mrs. J' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  12. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (7 September 2018). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'Offenders' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  13. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (11 September 2019). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'King Peter I' for International Feature Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  14. ^ "'Dara from Jasenovac' Serbia's candidate for Oscar's best international film". N1. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Ljubavni trougao mladih i život u domu: "Oaza" pobedila na FEST-u i u Veneciji, sada ide po Oskara". Telegraf. 9 September 2021. Retrieved 9 September 2021.