The story related to China-Japanese war, The flowers of War, failed to obtain its Oscar nomination in Hollywood in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The film, directed by Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou, opened in China on 16 December in 2011 that got a full support from Chinese government for a possible nomination for this award. Hollywood actor - the starring English actor Christian Bale, was the critical role in the movie.
This movie, based on a novel written by Chinese-American author Geling Yan, is set in the Chinese city of Nanjing at the time of the war with Japanese invasion.
In one of the most notorious episodes of Japan's occupation of China, tens of thousands of Chinese were killed and raped there by the invading army between December 1937 and March 1938.
In recent years there have been several films and television dramas about the Nanjing massacre - but Ms Yan says she found it much easier to find historical documents, pictures and film footage from the time outside China.