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Aniela Sidorska


Producer, Porcelain War

Aniela Sidorska is a Polish-born refugee whose love of film began when she first experienced Western 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 developed and produced Porcelain War, which won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. She is a voting member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.