Toni Erdmann and Short Film Blind Vashya Nominated for the 89th Academy Awards

    Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade

    LOS ANGELES: Maren Ade's German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann has been nominated for the 89th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, while Blind Vaysha by Bulgarian Theodore Ushev was nominated in the Best Short Film, Animated section.

    The other nominations in the Foreign Language Film category are Land of Mine (Denmark) by Martin Zandvliet, The Salesman (Iran/France) by Asgar Farhadi, A Man Called Ove (Sweden) by Hannes Holm and Tanna (Australia) by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean.

    Toni Erdmann was produced by Komplizen Film in coproduction with coop 99, knm, Missing Link Films, SWR, WDR, ARTE, HiFilm Productions. It was shot mainly in Romania with HiFilm Productions servicing.

    The film was sold by the sales agent The Match Factory to more than 100 countries. In France the film has had over 340,000 admissions and in Germany it reached around 800,000 admissions. In the US it reached 243,500 EUR / 262,000 USD gross since 25 December 2016 and is currently screening in five cities.

    Toni Erdmann had also been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.

    Blind Vaysha is based on a story by renowned writer Georgi Gospodinov and was produced by by the National Film Board of Canada.

    Hungarian short film Sing (Mindenki) directed by Kristof Deák (sales agent: New Europe Film Sales) , was nominaned in the Live Action Short Film section. 

    The nominations were announced on the 24 January 2016 and the awards ceremony will take place on 26 February 2017.