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Awards

Bahamas International Film Festival

2004 Winner
Grand Prize
20 Fingers (2004)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Best Documentary Feature Film
Life May Be (2014)
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2012 Nominee
Best International Feature Film
Yek. Do. Yek (2011)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Don Quixote Award
Life May Be (2014)
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We as a jury felt that the selected film was a poignant and poetic exploration focusing not only on... More

We as a jury felt that the selected film was a poignant and poetic exploration focusing not only on a dialogue between culture and experience, but also between friends. The intimacy between the two protagonists enabled the film to consider issues of body image, iconology and the pressures placed on women in different cultures in an engaging and original manner. The form of storytelling lends itself to such complex discussions and is a fascinating way of approaching the topics raised. It was felt that due to the narrative style of this film and the emotions and debate it evokes it is the perfect film to be honored by the International Federation of Film Societies.

Nominee
Grand Prix
Life May Be (2014)
Shared with:
2012 Nominee
Grand Prix
Yek. Do. Yek (2011)

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

2008 Nominee
New Talent Award
10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007)
2005 Nominee
New Talent Award
20 Fingers (2004)

Kerala International Film Festival

2007 Winner
Silver Crow Pheasant
Best Director
10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007)
Nominee
Golden Crow Pheasant
10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007)

Nantes Three Continents Festival

2007 Winner
Young Audience Award
10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007)
Nominee
Golden Montgolfiere
10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007)

Oldenburg Film Festival

2013 Winner
German Independence Honorary Award
Retrospective

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland

2015 Nominee
Grand Prix
Films on Art International Competition
Life May Be (2014)
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Torino Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Prize of the City of Torino
Best International Documentary Film
Life May Be (2014)
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Tribeca Film Festival

2004 Nominee
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Crystal (2003)

Venice Film Festival

2004 Winner
Digital Cinema Award
20 Fingers (2004)

Wine Country Film Festival

2005 Winner
New Directors Prize
International Competition
20 Fingers (2004)

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