For Sama Poster

(2019)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2020

Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

BAFTA Awards 2020

Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Outstanding British Film of the Year
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2020

Nominee
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
IDFA Audience Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Austin Film Critics Association 2020

Nominee
AFCA Award
Best Documentary

Bergen International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Checkpoints Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Biografilm Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
International Competition
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Winner
Best Film Unipol Award
International Competition
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

British Independent Film Awards 2019

Winner
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Best British Independent Film
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Best Editing
Chloe Lambourne
Simon McMahon
Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Music
Nainita Desai

Cannes Film Festival 2019

Winner
Golden Eye
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Carthage Film Festival 2019

Winner
Tanit d'Argent
Official Competition
Waad Al-Kateab (director)
Edward Watts (director)
Nominee
Tanit d'Or
Documentary Feature Film
Waad Al-Kateab (director)
Edward Watts (director)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2019

Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Documentary

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2020

Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Unforgettables
Hamza Al-Khateab
Waad Al-Kateab
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Waad Al-Kateab
Tied with Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær for The Cave (2019)
Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2019

Nominee
Critics' Choice Documentary Award
Best Director
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Best Narration
Waad Al-Kateab (Narrator/Writer)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2019

Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Documentary

Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2019

Nominee
Human Rights Award
Human Rights Dox
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2019

Nominee
DFCC
Best Documentary
5th place

Durban International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

European Film Awards 2019

Winner
European Film Award
European Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Film Club's The Lost Weekend 2019

Winner
Lost Weekend Award
Best Director - Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab (director)
Edward Watts (director)

Film Festival Cologne 2019

Nominee
Phoenix Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020

Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Edward Watts
Waad Al-Kateab

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2020

Nominee
Dorian Award
Documentary of the Year

Galway Film Fleadh 2019

Winner
Human Rights Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Nominee
Documentary Award
Best International Feature Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Gimli Film Festival 2019

Winner
Best of Fest
Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Gold Derby Awards 2020

Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Guanajuato International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Festival Prize
Best International Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Hamptons International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
Best Film
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Heartland International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Best Documentary Feature
Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab (producer/director)
Edward Watts (director)
Channel 4 News (production company)
ITN Productions (production company)
Channel 4 (production company)
Frontline (production company)
Winner
Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award
Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab (director/producer)
Edward Watts (director)
Channel 4 News (production company)
ITN Productions (production company)
Channel 4 (production company)
Frontline (production company)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2019

Winner
Special Jury Prize
International Feature Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

"For its unflinching lens on the horrors of war, accompanied by a tender portrait of a young family... More

"For its unflinching lens on the horrors of war, accompanied by a tender portrait of a young family born out of conflict, and the courageous community that surrounds them, the Special Jury Prize goes to For Sama."

Nominee
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
-Fifth Place
Nominee
Best International Documentary
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2020

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2019

Winner
IFJA Award
Best Documentary

International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers 2019

Winner
Municipality of Bitola Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

"Together with the major of Bitola, Natasha Petrovska, we decided to introduce this award to the ... More

"Together with the major of Bitola, Natasha Petrovska, we decided to introduce this award to the festival, because in that way we continue the tradition of the Manaki brothers, who were the first documentarists of these areas. I hope that this approach and attitude towards their work will stay as a legacy for the ones to be part of this festival in the future and that they will nurture the documentary film."


International Documentary Association 2019

Winner
Courage Under Fire Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Winner
IDA Award
Best Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Nominee
IDA Award
Best Director
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Lighthouse International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2020

Nominee
ALFS Award
Documentary of the Year
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

Nominee
People's Choice Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
-Fifth Place

Milwaukee Film Festival 2019

Winner
Documentary Jury Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Winner
Mohamed Amin Courage in Filmmaking Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Choice Award
World Cinema - Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Munich Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Nantucket Film Festival 2019

Winner
Best of Fest Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

National Board of Review, USA 2019

Winner
Freedom of Expression Award

Newport Beach Film Festival 2019

Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Odessa International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Special Jury Mention
European Documentary Competition
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Nominee
Golden Duke
European Documentary Competition
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Online Film & Television Association 2020

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2020

Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Documentary

PGA Awards 2020

Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Quebec City International Film Festival 2019

Winner
College Jury Prize
Special Mention
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

RiverRun International Film Festival 2019

Winner
Jury Prize
Best Cinematography - Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2019

Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Documentary

Satellite Awards 2019

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2019

Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Nominee
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
-Fourth Place

Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Winner
Grand Jury Award
Special Mention
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Nominee
Grand Jury Award
Best Documentary
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

SXSW Film Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Award
Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts
Winner
SXSW Grand Jury Award
Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival 2019

Winner
Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Traverse City Film Festival 2019

Winner
Grand Prize for Best Film
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2019

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Documentary

VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019

Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Best Documentary Feature
Waad Al-Kateab
Edward Watts

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2019

Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Documentary

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