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German Films & The Academy Awards (Oscars®)

The selection of the national submissions for the competition for the OSCAR® in the category International Feature Film are in most cases organized by the respective national film institutions. In Germany, German Films is responsible for the preparation, organization and implementation of the selection procedures. In this function, German Films' responsibilities are strictly of organizational nature. German Films itself is not represented in the selection committee.

The following nine movies were submitted for 2023 to German Films by German producers in the OSCAR® category BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM: 


GERMAN JURY VERDICT:  ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES) by Edward Berger (Amusement Park Film) was selected by the German jury for submission.


The film was nominated in nine Academy Award® categories

Best Picture, International Feature Film, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Sound, Writing (Adapted Screenplay) and Visual Effects.

It has won four Academy Awards® in total - a milestone in German Oscar® history: 

  • International Feature Film
  • Cinematography
  • Music (Original Score)
  • Production Design

The German selection committee for the 2023 OSCAR® selection consisted of the following participants:

    • Produzentenverband e.V.: Christiane Sommer (Razor Film)
    • Allianz Deutscher Produzenten - Film & Fernsehen e.V. / Sektion Kino: Corinna Mehner (Blue Eyes Fiction)
    • Verband deutscher Filmexporteure e.V.: Julia Weber (Global Screen)
    • Verband der Filmverleiher e.V.:  Jasna Vavra (Leonine Filmdistribution)
    • Hauptverband deutscher Filmtheater Kino e.V.: Susanne Fläxl (Cineplex Neufahrn)
    • Verband der Deutschen Filmkritik e.V.: Dunja Bialas
    • Bundesverband Regie e.V.: Katrin Gebbe
    • Deutsche Filmakademie e.V.: Maria Furtwängler, Heide Schwochow