Awards & Nominations

Waiting for Giraffes
Winner of the Special Jury Mention for Vivid Metaphorical Portrayal of Palestine-Israel Conflict Tragedy at Flahertiana

Winner of the CANVAS Award for Best Film at MOOOV 2017
Winner of the CICAE Art Cinema award in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2017.

The Grown-Ups
Winner of the Spirit Award at EIDF 2017
Winner of the Silver Nanook Award – for the discovery of new Subjects and new Heroes at Flahertiana 2017
Winner of the DocsBarcelona TV3 Award for Best Documentary at Docs Barcelona 2017.
Winner of the Audience Award FIDADOC
Winner of the Audience Award at Films De Femmes Créteil 2017
Winner of Zeno Mountain Award at the Miami Film Festival 2017
Winner of the Best Feature in The Latin American Competition at the International Documentary Film Festival It’s All True 2017
Winner of the Best Female-directed documentary at IDFA 2016

I Know You Are There
Winner of the Special Mention in the ‘First film’ section at Visions du Reel 2017

Naziha’s Spring
Winner of the Dutch “TV-Beelden” for best documentary.
Winner BankGiro Loterij IDFA Audience Award, IDFA 2014.

Nominated for a Golden Calf for Best feature documentary, Dutch Film Festival 2015.

Men who saved the World
Winner of 5 awards for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Story, Best Child Actor, Best Production Design, 27th Malaysian Film Festival 2015.

The Dream of Shahrazad
Winner of the Best South African Documentary Award, 36th Durban      International Film Festival 2015.
Winner of Best Freedom Film, Luxor African Film Festival 2015.

Nominated for Best Documentary, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2015.

Kurai, Kurai- Tales of the Wind
Winner Guimet Prize, Vesoul Asian IFF 2015 and the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts in Paris.

40 Day’s of Silence
Winner Special Jury Prize, Festival International du Film de la Femme 2014.
Winner Golden Alhambra Award, Granada Cines del Sur Film Festival 2014.

The World Belongs To Us
Winner Best Original Score, Magritte Awards 2014.

Nominated for Best Film and Best Production Design, Magritte Awards 2014.

Winner Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition, Miami International Film Festival 2013.

Grande Hotel
Honorable mention at Hotdocs 2011.
Winner Michel Mitrani Prize, FIPA 2012.

The Light Tief
Winner of Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize, Eurasia International Film Festival 2010.