Fifty-one countries have submitted films for consideration as best foreign language film of 2001, according to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president, Frank Pierson.

It is the largest number of films ever entered in the competition, beating last year's record by five films. Films from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania and Uruguay qualified this year for the first time.

This year's submissions are:

Albania, Slogans, Gjergj Xhuvani
Algeria, Inch'Allah Dimanche, Yamina Benguigui
Argentina, Son Of The Bride, Juan Jose Campanella
Armenia, Symphony Of Silence, Vigen Chaldranian
Australia, La Spagnola, Steve Jacobs
Austria, The Piano Teacher, Michael Haneke
Belgium, Pauline & Paulette, Lieven Debrauwer
Bosnia & Herzegovina, No Man's Land, Danis Tanovic
Brazil, Behind The Sun, Walter Salles
Bulgaria, Fate As A Rat, Ivan Pavlov
Canada, Atanarjuat, Zacharias Kunuk
Chile, A Cab For Three, Orlando Lubbert
Colombia, Our Lady Of The Assassins, Barbet Schroeder
Croatia, Queen Of The Night, Branko Schmidt
Czech Republic, Dark Blue World, Jan Sverak
Denmark, Italian For Beginners, Lone Scherfig
Estonia, The Heart Of The Bear, Arvo Iho
Finland, The River, Jarmo Lampela
France, Amelie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Georgia, The Migration Of The Angel, Nodar Managadze
Germany, The Experiment, Oliver Hirschbiegel
Greece, In Good Company, Nikos Zapatinas
Hong Kong, Fulltime Killer, Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai
Hungary, Abandoned, Arpad Sopsits
Iceland, The Seagull's Laughter, Agust Gudmundsson
India, Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker
Iran, Baran, Majid Majidi
Israel, Late Marriage, Dover Kosahvili
Italy, The Son's Room, Nanni Moretti
Japan, Go, Isao Yukisada
Kyrgyzstan, The Chimp, Aktan Abdykalykov
Mexico, Perfume De Violetas, Maryse Sistach
Netherlands, Nynke, Pieter Verhoeff
Norway, Elling, Petter Naess
Philippines, In The Bosom Of The Enemy, Gil M. Portes
Poland, Quo Vadis, Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Portugal, Camarate, Luis Filipe Rocha
Puerto Rico, 12 Hours, Raul Marchand-Sanchez
Russia, The Romanovs: An Imperial Family, Gleb Panfilov
Slovenia, Bread And Milk, Jan Cvitkovic
Spain, Mad Love, Vicente Aranda
Sweden, Jalla! Jalla!, Josef Fares
Switzerland, In Praise Of Love, Jean-Luc Godard
Taiwan, The Cabbie, Zhang Huakun & Chen Yiwen
Tanzania, Maangamizi, Martin Mhando & Ron Mulvihill
Thailand, The Moonhunter, Bhandit Rittakol
Turkey, Buyuk Adam Kucuk Ask / Hejar, Handan Ipekca
United Kingdom (Wales), Do Not Go Gentle, Emlyn Williams
Uruguay, In This Tricky Life, Beatriz Flores Silva
Venezuela, A House With A View Of The Sea, Alberto Aruelo
Yugoslavia, War Live, Darko Bajic