The following 12 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 33rd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from France, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Yugoslavia. The eventual winner was Ingmar Bergman's revenge drama The Virgin Spring, which represented Sweden.
Brazil submitted a film to the competition for the first time.
|Submitting country||Film title used in nomination||Language(s)||Original title||Director(s)||Result|
|Brazil||Death Commands Brigandage||Portuguese||A Morte Comanda o Cangaço||Carlos Coimbra & Walter Guimarães Motta||Not Nominated|
|Egypt||Teenagers||Arabic||El morahekate||Ahmed Diaeddin||Not Nominated|
|France||La Vérité||French||La Vérité||Henri-Georges Clouzot||Nominated|
|West Germany||Faust||German||Faust||Peter Gorski||Not Nominated|
|Hong Kong||The Enchanting Shadow||Mandarin||?||Li Han-hsiang||Not Nominated|
|India||The Great Moghul||Hindi, Urdu||-? ? (? ?)||K. Asif||Not Nominated|
|Japan||Late Autumn||Japanese||Yasujir? Ozu||Not Nominated|
|Spain||At Five O'Clock in the Afternoon||Spanish||A las cinco de la tarde||Juan Antonio Bardem||Not Nominated|
|Sweden||The Virgin Spring||Swedish||Jungfrukällan||Ingmar Bergman||Won Academy Award|
|Yugoslavia||The Ninth Circle||Serbo-Croatian||Deveti krug||France ?tiglic||Nominated|