After winning the Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ made its way to a spot in the shortlist for this year’s Academy Awards in the category Foreign Feature Film. Together with 14 other titles, ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Films from 93 countries were eligible in the category.
To achieve the historical accuracy and photorealism desired, visual effects supervisor Stefan Beekhuijzen drew from extensive reference materials from the time period in guiding the feature’s visual effects and had visual effects shots filmed practically to capture the real-world lighting. Filmmore was charged with creating all 150+ visual effects shots in this post-war period of the Bosnian War. Handling crowd duplication shots by creating 25,000 people, building full CG environments, 3D photorealistic tanks and crafting post-war matte paintings.