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The movies on this list have all been awarded a Best Picture Academy Award (also known as an Oscar). The winner is chosen by all members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Started in 1969 to celebrate the burgeoning cinema of the African continent, the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is a biannual festival for African films. They began awarding the "Étalon de Yennenga" (Stallion of Yennenga) as the festival's top film prize in 1972.
The Ariel is the Mexican Academy of Film Award. It has been awarded annually since 1947. The award recognizes excellence in motion picture making, such as acting, directing and screenwriting in Mexican cinema. It is considered the most prestigious award in the Mexican movie industry. The name "Ariel" was inspired by a series of short writings called El Ariel by Uruguayan writer José Enrique Rodó that inspired generations of young Latin Americans in the first decades of the 20th century.
The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain's main national film awards, considered by many people from Spain and world to be the Spanish equivalent to the Academy Awards from the United States.
The Guldbagge Award is an official Swedish film award awarded annually since 1964 by the Swedish Film Institute. The award name could roughly be translated into Golden Beetle or Golden Scarab.
The Golden Calf (Gouden Kalf) is the grand prize of the Dutch Film Festival (Nederlands Film Festival), similar to Berlin's Golden Bear and Venice's Golden Lion. Ever since 1981, this price has been anually bestowed on Dutch film-makers, scenario writers, producers, actors and actrices. A selection of candidates is made by the festival staff and a pre-jury, after which an independent jury selects the winners.
The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the U.S. Held in January, the festival is the premier showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of non-competitive showcase sections.
These are the awards being given to the best Belgian films since 1987. From 1987 till 2005 this award was called the Joseph Plateauprijs. In 2005 the last award was given and there were no Belgian films awarded until 2010 (for Flemish movies the "Vlaamse Filmprijs", also called the 'Ensors') and 2011 (for Walloon movies the "Magritte du Cinéma").
Up to 400 films are shown every year as part of the Berlinale's public programme, the vast majority of which are world or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format can be submitted for consideration. The Golden Bear (German Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film shown during this festival.
The Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest film festivals. The private festival is held annually (usually in May) in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France. Cannes is extremely important for critical and commercial interests and for European attempts to sell films on the basis of their artistic quality. Additionally, given massive media exposure, the non-public festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
The César Award is the national film award of France, first given out in 1975. The nominations are selected by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. The name of the award comes from the sculptor César Baldaccini. They are considered to be the French equivalent of the American Academy Awards.
The Golden Leopard is the top prize at the Locarno International Film Festival, held annually in Locarno, Switzerland since 1946. Directors in the process of getting an international reputation are allowed to be entered in the competitive selection. The winning films are chosen by a jury. The award went under many names until it was named the Golden Leopard in 1968.
The Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. Founded 1932, the festival has since taken place every year in Venice, Italy. It is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art. The festival's Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion) prize is awarded to the best film screened at the festival.
The movies on this list have all been awarded a Best Foreign Picture Academy Award (also known as an Oscar). Although the director is the one that receives the award, credit is also awarded to the country in which the movies was produced. As a continent, Europe has dominated this category over the other continents, being responsible for over two third of the winners.
All the films that have won the Danish Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. The Bodil award, established in 1948, is the oldest Danish film award.
The awards is named after two prominent women in Danish film, Bodil Ipsen and Bodil Kjer.
Beginning in the 1931-1932 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored outstanding achievements in animated short subjects.
Last updated: February 27, 2017.
Since 1942, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored documentary filmmaking with their annual Oscar award for Documentary and for Documentary (Feature).
Last updated: February 27, 2017.
MIA films not on list:
Design for Death
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'