Aniela Sidorska’s “Porcelain War” Wins at SIFF

The movie “Porcelain War” has won the Best Documentary and the Golden Space Needle awards at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. Sidorska was the principal producer and the creative force behind the movie; she is also a member of the Polish community in Seattle. The film received the US Grand Jury Prize at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary and People’s Choice Awards at the 2024 Boulder International Film Festival. The awards give the winner the right to enter the 2025 Oscar competition. We will keep our fingers crossed for a documentary Oscar for Sidorska!

ANIELA SIDORSKA (Producer, Writer, Editor) is a Polish-born filmmaker whose love of film began when she first experienced cinema in her early childhood. After studying art in San Francisco, she went on to be a visual effects compositor on “Captain America: The First Avenger”, a compositing supervisor on the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar nominee for Best Picture “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, and a visual effects producer on such films as Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “The Expendables 3″. Her small-screen credits include the series “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Blacklist,” “The Americans” and “Elementary.” Most recently, she was involved in creature development for the Netflix “Original Chupa” and was a co-writer on the feature film, “Extra Ordinary”, now in development. Upon discovering porcelain artists in Ukraine, Sidorska went on to develop, write and produce “Porcelain War”, which won the 2024 Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary. She is a voting member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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