Films from FNE Partner Countries Shortlisted at 93rd Academy Awards

    collective by Alexander Nanau collective by Alexander Nanau

    LOS ANGELES: Alexander Nanau's collective (Romania) has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature and International Feature Film categories. Agnieszka Holland's Charlatan (Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Jasmila Zbanic were also shortlisted in the International Feature Film category. Latvian Blizzard of Souls by Dzintars Dreibergs has been shortlisted in the Music (Original scores) category.

    It is the first time when a Romanian film is shortlisted in two categories at the Academy Awards. Moreover, Quo Vadis, Aida? is also a Romanian minority coproduction.

    collective is a coproduction between Romania and Luxembourg, Quo Vadis, Aida? is a coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and Norway, while Charlatan is a coproduction between the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland and Slovakia.

    Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on 15 March 2021 and the ceremony will be held on 25 April 2021.


    collective / colectiv (Romania, Luxembourg)
    Produced by Alexander Nanau Production (RO)
    Coproduced by Samsa Film (LU) and HBO Europe
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Luxembourg Film Fund and the Sundance Documentary Fund, and with the contribution of RTS Switzerland, RSI Switzerland, YES Docu and MDR Germany

    Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway)
    Directed by Jasmila Žbanić
    Produced by Deblokada (BA)
    Coproduced by coop99 filmproduktion (AT), Digital Cube (RO), N279 (HOL), Razor Film (DE), Extreme Emotions (PL), Indie Prod, Torden Film (NO), TRT,  ZDF arte, ORF (Film/Television-Agreement), BHRT (BA)
    Supported by EurimagesVlada FBiH – Ministarstvo obrazovanja, the Romanian Film CentreFondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Austrian Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Incentive, the Polish Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ACM, CNC, IF, Filmfonds Wien, Sørfond, Creative Europe, Ministarstvo kulture i sporta Kantona Sarajevo, the Foundation Open Society Institute 

    Charlatan (Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia)
    Directed by Agnieszka Holland
    Produced by Marlene Film Production (CZ))
    Coproduced by Film & Music Entertainment (IR), Madants (PL), Furia Film (SK), Czech Television (CZ), RTVS (SK), Barrandov Studio (CZ)
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Polish Film Institute

    Blizzard of Souls / Dvēseļu putenis (Latvia)
    Directed by Dzintars Dreibergs
    Produced by Kultfilma