"Ida" on Academy's Shortlist


Ida, photo courtesy of Opus Film


Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute is one of nine titles shortlisted for nominations in the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category.

Nine Shortlisted Films

The shortlist features Ida, as well as eight other films:

  • Wild Tales, directed by Damián Szifrón (Argentina)
  • Tangerines, directed by Zaza Urushadze (Estonia)
  • Corn Island, directed by George Ovashvili (Georgia)
  • Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
  • Accused, directed by Paula van der Oest (Netherlands)
  • Leviathan, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
  • Force Majeure, directed by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
  • The Liberator, directed byAlberto Arvelo (Venezuela)

These nine films eligible for Oscar consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences among 83 submissions from around the world.

Ida: a Polish-Danish Co-Production Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Ida is a Polish-Danish co-production, produced by Opus Film and Phoenix Film in cooperation with Portobello Pictures, Phoenix Film Polska and Canal+ Polska. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages, the Danish Film Institute, the Łódź Film Fund, and the 2007-2013 MEDIA Programme.


Joanna and Nasza klątwa (Our Curse) Eligible for Academy Award Nominations

This year has already seen two other Polish films shortlisted for Academy Award consideration: Joanna, a film directed by Aneta Kopacz (produced by Wajda Studio) and Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a film directed by Tomasz Śliwiński (produced by the Warsaw Film School). Both films have been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, and both are in consideration for Academy Award nominations in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. Further details are available here.

Nominations to Be Announced on January 15

Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 15, 2015. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 22, 2015.


Source: www.oscars.org.


Paulina Bez


Translated by Karolina Kołtun