List of submissions to the 33rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
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||倩女幽魂||Li Han-hsiang||Not Nominated|
|India||The Great Moghul||Hindi, Urdu||मुग़ल-ए आज़म (مغلِ اعظم)||K. Asif||Not Nominated|
|Japan||Late Autumn||Japanese||秋日和||Yasujirō 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 Štiglic||Nominated|
- "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-29.