On their way to the Oscars

30 March 2021

Still: Quo vadis, Aida?

A number of ‘IFFR films’ are nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards. IFFR 2021 BankGiro Loterij Audience Award-winner Quo vadis, Aida? is nominated for Best International Feature Film, having contended with a number of recognisable titles from in the short and longlists. The Mole Agent produced by Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez (Rotterdam Lab alumna 2019) is nominated for The Best Documentary Feature, and White Eye produced by Kobi Mizrahi (Rotterdam Lab 2018) for Best Live Action Short. IFFR 2020’s The Sound of Metal is also up for a number of awards. 


  • Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 
    Nominated for Best International Feature Film.
    Produced by Margaux Juvénal, Rotterdam Lab 2021.
  • Sound of Metal by Darius Marder (USA)
    Nominated for six awards: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role and Actor in a Supporting Role, Sound, Screenplay and Editing.
  • The Mole Agent by Maite Alberdi (Chile/USA/Germany/Netherlands/Spain)
    Nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
    Produced by Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez, Rotterdam Lab 2019.
  • White Eye by Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel) 
    Best Live Action Short Film 
    Produced by Kobi Mizrahi, Rotterdam Lab 2018. 

Shortlist for Best International Feature Film

  • Dear Comrades! by Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia)

Longlist for Best International Feature Film

  • Atlantis by Valentyn Vasyanovych (Ukraine)
  • Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia)
  • Chaco by Diego Mondaca (Bolivia)
  • Filles de joie by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich (Belgium)
  • Happy Old Year by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Thailand)
  • La nuit des rois by Philippe Lacôte (Ivory Coast)
  • Nafi's Father by Mamadou Dia (Senegal) – Hubert Bals Fund-supported
  • This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)
  • Vitalina Valena by Pedro Costa (Portugal)
  • You Will Die at Twenty by Abu Alala (Sudan)

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