List of Sri Lankan submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Sri Lanka is one of a hundred countries that has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 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.[1]

Though Sri Lanka has a relatively prolific film industry, they have only entered the Foreign Oscar competition once, in 2003.

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.[1] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Sri Lanka 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 Director Result
2003
(76th)
Mansion by the Lake Wekande Walauwa Sinhala Peries, Lester JamesLester James Peries Not Nominated

Sri Lanka's sole Oscar submission, Mansion by the Lake, is a Sinhala language drama, loosely based on Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The plot revolves around a Sri Lankan noble family, now penniless, who return to their traditional family manse in Sri Lanka after years in England.

See also

References

  1. ^ 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. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 

External links

  • The Official Academy Awards Database
  • The Motion Picture Credits Database
  • IMDb Academy Awards Page
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