(Wikipedia) - The Islamic Republic of Iran has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film regularly since 1994. Prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Imperial Iran sent a single film in 1977. Iran has submitted a total of seventeen films for Oscar consideration and one film, Majid Majidi's Children of Heaven, has received an Oscar nomination. Four of the selected films, including their one successful Oscar nominee, were directed by Majid Majidi. Kambuzia Partovi and Bahman Ghobadi were each chosen to represent Iran at the Oscars on two occasions.