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 every year since the award was created in 1956.[1] The award is presented annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1][2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.[2]

For the 74th Academy Awards, which were held on March 24, 2002, the Academy invited 78 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] Fifty-one countries submitted films to the Academy, including Armenia and Tanzania, all of which submitted films for the first time.[4] Uruguay, whose submission for the 65th Academy Awards was disqualified, submitted an eligible film for the first time. The Academy released a list of the five nominees for the award on February 12, 2002.[5] The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Bosnia and Herzegovina's No Man's Land, which was directed by Danis Tanović.[6]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
 Albania Slogans Parullat Albanian Gjergj Xhuvani Not nominated
 Algeria Inch'Allah Dimanche Inch'Allah Dimanche Arabic, French Yamina Benguigui Not nominated
 Argentina Son of the Bride El hijo de la novia Spanish Juan José Campanella Nominated
 Armenia Symphony of Silence Lrutyan Simfonia (Լռության Սիմֆոնիա) Armenian Vigen Chaldranyan Not nominated
 Australia La Spagnola La Spagnola Spanish, Italian, English Steve Jacobs Not nominated
 Austria The Piano Teacher La Pianiste French Michael Haneke Not nominated
 Belgium Pauline and Paulette Pauline & Paulette Dutch Lieven Debrauwer Not nominated
 Bosnia and Herzegovina No Man's Land Ničija zemlja Bosnian, English Danis Tanović Won Academy Award
 Brazil Behind the Sun Abril Despedaçado Portuguese Walter Salles Not nominated
 Bulgaria Fate as a Rat Sudbata kato pluh (Съдбата като плъх) Bulgarian Ivan Pavlov Not nominated
 Canada Atanarjuat Atanarjuat Inuktitut Zacharias Kunuk Not nominated
 Chile A Cab for Three Taxi para tres Spanish Orlando Lubbert Not nominated
 Colombia Our Lady of the Assassins La virgen de los sicarios Spanish Barbet Schroeder Not nominated
 Croatia Queen of the Night Kraljica noći Croatian Branko Schmidt Not nominated
 Czech Republic Dark Blue World Tmavomodrý svět Czech, English, German Jan Svěrák Not nominated
 Denmark Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Danish Lone Scherfig Not nominated
 Estonia The Heart of the Bear Karu süda Estonian, Russian Arvo Iho Not nominated
 Finland The River Joki Finnish Jarmo Lampela Not nominated
 France Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain French Jean-Pierre Jeunet Nominated
 Georgia The Migration of the Angel Angelozis gadaprena (ანგელოზის გადაფრენა) Georgian Nodar Managadze Not nominated
 Germany The Experiment Das Experiment German Oliver Hirschbiegel Not nominated
 Greece In Good Company Enas & enas Greek Nikos Zapatinas Not nominated
 Hong Kong Fulltime Killer Chuen jik sat sau (全職殺手) Cantonese, Japanese, English Wai Ka-Fai, Johnnie To Not nominated
 Hungary Abandoned Torzók Hungarian Arpád Sopsits Not nominated
 Iceland The Seagull's Laughter Mávahlátur Icelandic Ágúst Guðmundsson Not nominated
 India Lagaan Lagaan (लगान) Hindi, Bhojpuri, English Ashutosh Gowariker Nominated
 Iran Baran Baran (باران) Persian Majid Majidi Not nominated
 Israel Late Marriage Hatuna Meuheret (חתונה מאוחרת) Georgian, Hebrew Dover Kosahvili Not nominated
 Italy The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Italian Nanni Moretti Not nominated
 Japan Go GO Japanese Isao Yukisada Not nominated
 Kyrgyzstan The Chimp Maimil (Маймыл) Kyrgyz, Russian Aktan Abdykalykov Not nominated
 Mexico Perfume de violetas, nadie te oye Perfume de violetas, nadie te oye Spanish Maryse Sistach Not nominated
 Netherlands Nynke Nynke West Frisian, Dutch Pieter Verhoeff Not nominated
 Norway Elling Elling Norwegian Petter Ness Nominated
 Philippines In the Bosom of the Enemy Gatas... Sa dibdib ng kaaway Tagalog, Japanese Gil Portes Not nominated
 Poland Quo Vadis Quo Vadis Polish Jerzy Kawalerowicz Not nominated
 Portugal Camarate Camarate Portuguese Luis Filipe Rocha Not nominated
 Puerto Rico 12 Hours 12 Horas Spanish Raúl Marchand-Sánchez Not nominated
 Russia The Romanovs: An Imperial Family Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (Романовы - Венценосная семья) Russian Gleb Panfilov Not nominated
 Slovenia Bread and Milk Kruh in mleko Slovene Jan Cvitkovič Not nominated
 Spain Mad Love Juana la Loca Spanish Vicente Aranda Not nominated
 Sweden Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Swedish, Arabic Josef Fares Not nominated
  Switzerland In Praise of Love Éloge de l'amour French Jean-Luc Godard Not nominated
 Taiwan The Cabbie Yun zhuan shou zhi lian (運轉手之戀) Mandarin Zhang Huakun, Chen Yiwen Not nominated
 Tanzania Maangamizi: The Ancient One Maangamizi: The Ancient One Swahili, English Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill Not nominated
 Thailand The Moonhunter 14 tula, songkram prachachon (14 ตุลา สงครามประชาชน) Thai Bhandit Rittakol Not nominated
 Turkey Hejar Büyük adam küçük ask Turkish, Kurdish Handan İpekçi Not nominated
 United Kingdom Do Not Go Gentle Oed Yr Addewid Welsh Emlyn Williams Not nominated
 Uruguay In This Tricky Life En la puta vida Spanish Beatriz Flores Silva Not nominated
 Venezuela A House with a View of the Sea Una casa con vista al mar Spanish Alberto Aruelo Not nominated
 FR Yugoslavia War Live Rat uživo (Рат уживо) Serbian Darko Bajić Not nominated

See also


  • "51 Countries In Race For Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2001-11-19. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-08-07.