Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
11 Dec 2013
28 Feb 2014
Result publication date
24 Jul 2014
UK release date
26 Sep 2014
From the BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski, the film follows the story of Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Ida was initially supported through MEDIA development funding with a grant awarded to Danish co-producer Phoenix Film and the project going on to win the MEDIA prize at Cannes in 2010. Creative Europe then continued to assist the production in its journey to the screen, with distribution support through the Sales Agents scheme as well as the Automatic and Selective distribution schemes.
Receiving widespread critical acclaim, the film has gone on to pick up a number of European and international awards, including Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:
"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."
Curzon Film World has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.