The short film by Tadeusz Łysiak has been included on an Academy Award shortlist. Only fifteen titles are now competing for entry to the top five.

Produced by the Warsaw Film School, this short film tells the story of Julia. Working in a roadside motel, the girl succumbs to an overwhelming feeling of rejection and loneliness. She is different and society has repeatedly made sure she knows it. However, she dreams of a relationship, of physical closeness with a man. Unexpectedly she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver and begins to fantasize about him.

You can watch the trailer here.

Below we present a list of all the films qualified for this year's shortlist in the category of the best short fiction film:

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”
“Censor of Dreams”
“The Criminals”
The Dress
“Les Grandes Claques“
“The Long Goodbye“
“On My Mind”
“Please Hold“
“Under the Heavens“
“When the Sun Sets“
“You’re Dead Helen“

The final five will be announced on February 8, and the winner on March 27 during a gala ceremony.

A list of films shortlisted in other categories can be found here.