Obiekt (Object), the multiple award-winning documentary directed by Paulina Skibińska and produced by Munk Studio, was nominated for the most prestigious award in the world of documentary filmmaking — the IDA International Documentary Awards.

Winners to Be Announced on December 5

Obiekt (Object), a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will compete for the IDA Best Short Award against four other documentaries: Body Team 12 by director David Darg; Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah by Adam Benzine; The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul by Kitty Green, and Last Day of Freedom by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman.

Voting commences on November 13 and runs through the end of November. Winners will be announced on December 5 at the awards gala at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles.

This marks the second year in a row that a Polish film has been nominated for the IDA awards. Last year’s entry was Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a film by Tomasz Śliwiński.

Obiekt (Object)

Produced within the framework of the ‘First Documentary’ programme, Paulina Skibińska’s film premiered in January at Sundance and went on to screen at almost fifty other international film festivals around the world. The film received the Special Jury Award in Sundance, and special mention in Tampere, Vilnius, and in Slovakia. In Nashville, Obiekt (Object) received the special prize, followed by the Camden Cartel Award for best short film at the Camden Film Festival, which closed at the end of September. Obiekt (Object) has also been released theatrically in the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan.

Obiekt (Object) shows an underwater search and rescue operation that takes place in two worlds: ice desert and under water. The story is told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver entering the underwater realm, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

Further details about the film: www.obiekt-film.pl, www.facebook.com/obiektfilm/
Further details about the IDA Awards: www.documentary.org/awards2015
Further details about Munk Studio: www.studiomunka.pl

Based on the press release

Tranlsated by Karolina Kołtun