List of South African Submissions For The Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film - 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 South Africa for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Film title Language(s) Director Result
Mapantsula Zulu, Afrikaans, Sesotho, English Schmitz, OliverOliver Schmitz Not Nominated
Paljas Afrikaans Heyns, KatinkaKatinka Heyns Not Nominated
Yesterday Zulu Roodt, DarrellDarrell Roodt Nominee
Tsotsi Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English Hood, GavinGavin Hood Academy Award !Won Academy Award
Jerusalema Afrikaans, English, Tsotsitaal Ziman, RalphRalph Ziman Not Nominated
White Wedding Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English Turner, JannJann Turner Not Nominated
Life, Above All Northern Sotho Schmitz, OliverOliver Schmitz Nor !Made January Shortlist
Beauty Afrikaans Hermanus, OliverOliver Hermanus Not Nominated
Little One Afrikaans Roodt, DarrellDarrell Roodt Not Nominated

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