List of submissions to the 53rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
The following 26 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 53rd Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Hungary, Japan and Spain. The Soviet Union won the award with the film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.
- "The 53rd Academy Awards (1981) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-08.