List of South African Submissions For The Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film - Submissions

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.

Year
Film title Language(s) Director Result
1989
Mapantsula Zulu, Afrikaans, Sesotho, English Schmitz, OliverOliver Schmitz Not Nominated
1997
Paljas Afrikaans Heyns, KatinkaKatinka Heyns Not Nominated
2004
Yesterday Zulu Roodt, DarrellDarrell Roodt Nominee
2005
Tsotsi Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English Hood, GavinGavin Hood Academy Award !Won Academy Award
2008
Jerusalema Afrikaans, English, Tsotsitaal Ziman, RalphRalph Ziman Not Nominated
2009
White Wedding Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English Turner, JannJann Turner Not Nominated
2010
Life, Above All Northern Sotho Schmitz, OliverOliver Schmitz Nor !Made January Shortlist
2011
Beauty Afrikaans Hermanus, OliverOliver Hermanus Not Nominated
2012
Little One Afrikaans Roodt, DarrellDarrell Roodt Not Nominated

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