List of submissions to the 30th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
The following 12 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 30th 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, India, Italy, Norway and West Germany. Italy won the award for Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, a drama about a heartbroken, young prostitute.
Denmark's Annelise Hovmand became the first female director to have a film in the running at the submission stage.
|Submitting country||Film title used in nomination||Language(s)||Original title||Director(s)||Result|
|Denmark||No Time for Tenderness||Danish||Ingen tid til kærtegn||Annelise Hovmand||Not Nominated|
|France||Gates of Paris||French||Porte des Lilas||René Clair||Nominated|
|West Germany||The Devil Strikes at Night||German||Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam||Robert Siodmak||Nominated|
|Greece||The Lagoon of Desire||Greek||Η λίμνη των πόθων (I limni ton pothon)||Giorgos Zervos||Not Nominated|
|India||Mother India||Hindi||भारत माता||Mehboob Khan||Nominated|
|Italy||Nights of Cabiria||Italian||Le Notti di Cabiria||Federico Fellini||Won Academy Award|
|Japan||Arakure||Japanese||あらくれ (Arakure)||Mikio Naruse||Not Nominated|
|Mexico||Torero!||Spanish||Torero||Carlos Velo||Not Nominated|
|Norway||Nine Lives||Norwegian||Ni Liv||Arne Skouen||Nominated|
|Spain||High Street||Spanish||Calle Mayor||Juan Antonio Bardem||Not Nominated|
|Sweden||The Seventh Seal||Swedish||Det Sjunde inseglet||Ingmar Bergman||Not Nominated|
|Taiwan||Amina||Mandarin Chinese||阿美娜||Yuan Congmei||Not Nominated|