Connect with us

Filmmakers Fans

How to Submit an Indian Film To The Oscars?


How to Submit an Indian Film To The Oscars?

In the Oscar dictionary, an Indian Film means Foreign Language film, more clearly-the films other than English language will be considered as a foreign language film. The submission rules, the formality of a foreign language film entry to the Oscars is much different from a normal submission process.

How To submit an Indian Film To the Oscars? – The Process

General Info

The pre-selection of an Indian film to the Oscars will be decided by the Film Federation of India (Apex Body of Film Industry in India). They will select the films on the basis of the mandatory criteria that suggested by the Oscar jury.

Eligibility & Rule

  1. Films that are produced in between October 1, last year to September 10 current year, are eligible for the submission to the Oscars.
  2. The Film must have a censored certificate, offered by the central board of film certification.
  3. All the films must have English subtitles in according with the original sound track.
  4. Submit your film before 17th September to the Film Federation of India, they will preview the film and consider for the Oscars entry, if it seems good.

Submission Fees

The Submission fee, for the pre-selection to the Oscars, is required to pay a non refundable sum of Rs 50,000/-

Film Federation Of India Address

B-3, Everest Building 
Mumbai 400 034

Contact Number: 9819820020 (Anindya Dasgupta)


About The history of Indian films to the Oscars

The first Indian film that got a nomination was Mother India’ on 1957, but the film didn’t hold the Oscars, similarly in 1988 Mira Nair’s film Salam Bombay! and in 2001, Ashutosh Gowariker’s  film Lagaan was also been selected in the first five list Oscars foreign language film category, but didn’t gain the Oscar title.


Add Your Comments Below


Follow us on Facebook!

Ask a Question. FilmmakersFans will respond to it within next few minutes. Try Now.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. sandeep

    October 8, 2015 at 5:03 am

    This is really an informative post, but actually I am not looking for this , can you please tell me the process of submitting an Indian (foreign) film to the Oscars


Leave a Reply

More in Resources

For Advertise On This Website

Filmmakers Fans

Advertise your Business / Product on India's largest film buff's website. Share your query to . We will reply back in next few Minutes.

Click Here to know more.


Get Updates Via Email

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Posts: Filmmakers Fans

You May Like

To Top