The team behind An Cailín Ciúin have said they are 'feeling good' about an Oscar nomination on Tuesday.
The film centres on nine-year-old Cáit, a shy and withdrawn child, who is sent to spend the summer with her aunt and uncle in 1980s rural Ireland.
It has been shortlisted for an Oscar in the Best International Film category - formerly named 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
It is the first Irish language title to make it on the shortlist.
Producer Cleona Ní Chrualaoí told Moncrieff they are nervous.
"I think we're in a constant state of heightened alert at the moment," she said.
"Getting through the BAFTAs was pressurising and tense - but then obviously there was a really positive outcome.
"Tomorrow - feel nervous".
'Our first feature film'
Director Colm Bairéad said they didn't have such high expectations when shooting.
"When you set out to make a film you're kind of not really thinking that far ahead - or at least we weren't in this instance," he said.
"This is our first feature film - you're kind of just focused on trying to make a film that you're going to be happy with or that you'll be proud of.
"There was a part of your brain that was aware that we're making a film that is not in the English language, so it's technically eligible for this category at the Oscars.
"You never kind of allow yourself to dream that big.
"I think that isn't necessarily helpful when you're making a film if you're thinking about that kind of stuff.
"Just the journey that the film has had since its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival just about a year ago now - it's just been this snowball that's kind of gotten bigger and bigger and bigger as time has gone on".
'So hard to tell'
Cleona said getting distributors was like a 'domino effect'.
"We got a sales agent onboard last summer, which really kind of thrust it into the eyes and ears of the buyers," she said.
"We've sold in so many territories now: it's going to be shown in the Middle East, in Taiwan, in South Korea, the US, Canada, all over Europe."
Colm said a nomination will likely mean the film would be seen by even more people globally.
"If the film is lucky enough tomorrow to be nominated, that would help with sales," he said.
"You'd imagine there'd be more territories that would become interested and so forth.
"It's all a knock-on effect, it's all how it works."
On the hopes of an Oscar nomination, Colm said: "It's so hard to tell - we feel good about it, but we're also aware that we could be in our own little bubble.
"There are other great films on the shortlist as well, so it's very hard to know," he added.