festival & awards


Festivals, Nominations & Awards

AWARD - Stronger Than A Bullet wins Best documentary award at Tempo

AWARD - Stronger Than A Bullet wins best International award in FIPA 2018

FESTIVAL -  Nordic premiere for Stronger Than A Bullet at Göteborg film festival

FESTIVAL - Screening of Stronger Than A Bullet at WATCH DOCS film festival

NOMINATION - Stronger Than A Bullet has been selected for the first Appearance Competition in IDFA 2017

Festivals, Nominations & Awards

Monte-Carlo,  nominated for 2016 GOLDEN NYMPH AWARDS

DocsDF, The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City

Document 11 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival October 15 to 24th  2015 Official Selection

"The prize of the International Jury for the Best Documentary has been awarded to Those who said no, by Nima Sarvestani, who had the courage of, after decades of silence, to deal with the theme of atrocities committed in Iran over the last 30 years. For the way in which the temperance and deep human kindness of the witnesses who gave evidence at the International Court of Justice are portrayed, and who are still fighting to let the truth be known. A difficult road to take, even today."

Moviethatmather 2015, Haag, March 20th
Nima Sarvestani travelled to the Movies That Matter festival in The Hague this week. His film Those Who Said No was awarded with the Camera Justitia award. The jury said: “A beautiful documentary about militancy and perseverance that grabs you by the throat but conveys hope as well which made, in the end, Those Who Said No the winner."

Film Festival One World 2015, Czech Republic, March 3-10
One person can make a difference.
Those Who Said No won the Václav Havel Jury Award in the category ‘Right To Know’at the One World Festival in Prague this week.

The jury said:
“This documentary is first and foremost a message to whoever commits human rights violations: they will be held accountable. Impunity for human rights violations is intolerable for victims, their relatives, and for the society as a whole. Even years after the violations occurred, Iranian victims and their relatives had the power to join forces to reclaim justice – ignoring how much control one might have over State mechanisms or how powerful one might be. The perseverance of those victims and their relatives deserves the highest recognition, because in the spirit of Vaclav Havel they are the proof that one person can make a difference.“

We couldn’t agree more. The film’s main protagonist Iraj Mesdaghi travelled to Prague to take part in the Q&As following the screenings. ” "

Winner - Award of merit / Special mention
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Official selection Sheffield Doc/fest

Tempo Film Festival 2015, Stockholm, March 2 ( Nominated)

Watchdocs  2014, Warzaw December 7 (Nominated)

IDFA nomination  2014, Amsterdam, November 23rd

Festivals, Nominations & Awards

The International Emmy Awards 2014 , 

Best International Documentary

Prix Europe 2014, AWARDED with the Prix Europa for Best Documentary

Swedish TV Awards “Kristallen” (August 2014, Nominated Best TV Documentary)

Brooklyn Film Festival 2014, AWARDED Best Feature Documentary

Rome Independent Film Festival (March 2014, AWARDED Best International Documentary)

Middle East Now Film Festival, Florence (March 2014)

HRAFF – Human Rights Arts Film Festival, Melbourne Australia (April 2014)

Creteil International Women’s Film Festival (March 2014, Creteil, in competition – AWARDED with the Documentary Audience Award)

Guldbaggen Awards Ceremony 2014 (Stockholm, Sweden - Nominated for Best Documentary)

WATCH DOCS International Film Festival (Dec 2013 Warszawa, AWARDED with the 13th WATCHDOCS Award),

APSA – Asian Pacific Screen Awards (Dec 2013 Australia, Nominated for Best Documentary),

Evolution International Film festival Palma de Mallorca (Nov 2013),

Festival Cinema And Human Rights - Amnesty International (Nov 2013),

Festival des Libertés (Oct 2013, Brussels, Nominated)

Document 11 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Oct 2013, Glasgow),

XVIII International TV Festival Bar 2013 (Oct 2013, Montenegro, AWARDED – The Grand Prix of the festival),

Film Southasia 2013 (Sep 2013, Lalitpur Nepal, Nominated),

Raindance Film Festival (sep 2013 London, Nominated for the Special Jury’s Prize),

Nordisk Panorama (sep 2013, Nominated for best Nordic documentary),

San Fransisco Iranian Film Festival (Sep 2013, AWARDED for Best Feature Documentary),

New York Independent International Film Festival (Sep 2013, AWARDED – Best International Documentary),

Split Film Festival (Sep 2013 – Nominated for Best Feature Documentary),

Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival (July 2013, Nominated for Best Feature Documentary),

Festival Du Film Humanitaire 2013 (June 2013),

The Travelling Film Southasia TFSA (2013),

Thessaloniki International Film Festival (March 2013, Cyprus),

ONE WORLD – International Documentary Film Festival (2013),

Paris International Film Festival On Human Rights 2013 (AWARDED with The Special Mention Of The Jury),

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013 (competition, nominated for Best Feature Documentary),

IDFA – Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (2012)