Łukasz Żal, born 24th June, 1981, is one of the most talented young cinematographers in Poland. His work on Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, the most spectacular cinematographic debut in many years, was nominated for an Academy Award for Cinematography.
Paweł Pawlikowski's film received two nominations from the most important British film award. Ida could obtain the statuette for the best film not in the English language and Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski could receive the award for the best cinematography.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) are one of the most reliable barometers of Oscar chances. Agata Kulesza has received one for best supporting actress and Ida for best foreign film.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included two films produced by the Polish productions among the nominees in the Animated Shorts Category for the 2012 Oscars. Damian Nenow's "Paths of Hate", created at the Platige Image Studio, and Martin Clapp's "Magic Piano", produced by Hugh Welchman's Breakthru Films, are in the running against eight other international productions...
War films scoop up the nominations for Polish films this Oscar season, with Agnieszka Holland's "In Darkness" nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Janusz Kamiński nominated for Cinematography on Steven Spielberg's "War Horse".