Festivals & Awards

 

Official Selection of 16th Tirana International Film Festival – Albania with “The Role” 2018

Winner of “FIPRESCI Prize” from 28th Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema – Germany with “The Load” 2018

Special Mention best “Feature Film Competition” from 28th Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema – Germany with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 32nd Leeds International Film Festival – UK with “Delay” 2018

Official Selection of 56th Gijón International Film Festival – Spain with “The Load” 2018

Winner of “The Golden Pram” from 16th Zagreb Film Festival – Croatia with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Estonia with “The Role” 2018

Official Selection of 18th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival – Poland with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival – Iran with “Delay” 2018

Special Mention best “Kingfisher Award” from 29th Ljubljana International Film Festival – Slovenia with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 29th Stockholm Film Festival - Sweden with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 32nd Leeds International Film Festival – UK with “Gaze” 2018

Winner of “Special Jury Diploma” from 47th Molodist International Film Festival – Ukraine with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival – Iran with “The Role” 2018

Winner of “Special Jury Prize” from 8th Sakhalin International Film Festival– Russia with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 42nd São Paulo International Film Festival – Brazil with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala - India with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 24th Festival Autorskog Film - Serbia with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 15th BFI London Film Festival - UK with “The Load” – 2018

Official Selection of 24th Sarajevo Film Festival - Bosnia with “The Load” – 2018

Winner of “Best Short Film” from 9th UKIFF – UK with “Magical” 2018

Official Selection of 71st Cannes Film Festival – France with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of 23rd Los Angeles Film Festival – USA with “Delay” 2018

Official Selection of Art Film Festival – Belgium – The load 2018

Official Selection of Toronto International Film Festival – Canada - The load 2018

Official Selection of Koln Iraninan Film Festival – Germany with “Hendi and Hormoz” 2018

Official Selection of Lebanese Indiependent Film Festival – Lebanon with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of Molodist Film Festival – Ukraine with “The Load” 2018

Official Selection of New Horizons International Film Festival – Poland with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Ficunam Film Festival-Mexico– The load 2018

Official Selection of 36th Fajr International Film Festival – Iran with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Sao Paulo Film Festival- Brazil – The load 2018

Official Selection of Belmont World Film Festival - USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Norway Short Film Festival – Norway with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of MungiusFest in Bucharest Film Festival-Romania – The load 2018

Official Selection of Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival – Cyprus with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Nashville Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Winner of “NEPTAC Award” from 36th Fajr International Film Festival – Iran with “Hendi and Hormoz” 2018

Official Selection of 26th MOOOV Film Festival – Belgium with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of 10th Go Short Film Festival – Netherlands with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 42nd Atlanta International Film Festival _ USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Solar Cinema Malta Touring Festival – Italy with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Annapolis International Film Festival – USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Basta International Film Festival – Serbia with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 26th MOOOV Film Festival – Belgium with “Hendi and Hormoz” 2018

Winner of "Audience Award" for best short film in 30th Minimalen International Film Festival _ Norway with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Vilnius International Film Festival – Lithuania with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Florida Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 16th Pune International Film Festival – India with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of 18th CinoHomo Film Festival – Spain with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of 37th Istanbul International Film Festival _ Turkey with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of 21st Brussels International Film Festival – Belgium with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Luxembourg City Film Festival _ Luxembourg with “Disappearance” 2018

Winner of "Special Mention" for best short film in Regard Short Film Festival _ Canada with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Capodarco film festival - Italy with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Glasgow International Film Festival – UK with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of 47th International Student Film Festival – Germany with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of AFI Washington International Film Festival – USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Vancouver International Film Festival – Canada with “The load” 2018

Official Selection of Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection Festival of Films From Iran Chicago – USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of New Directors / New Films at the Moma NY – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Quinzaine Film Festival – France – The load 2018

Official Selection of Cleveland International Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Imagineindia International Film Festival – Spain with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Cinematik Slovakia Film Festival-Slovakia – The load 2018

Official Selection of Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Melbourne – Australia with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film Festival_Brazil with Gaze2018

Winner of Best Film from Perth International Queer Film Festival – Austarlia “APRICOT GROVES” 2018

Official Selection of Festival International du Film Oriental – Switzerland with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of New Horizons International Film Festival – Poland-The load 2018

Official Selection of International Female Film Festival Malmo – Sweden with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of HUB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL_Italy with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Iranian Film Festivals in Houston, Boston & Washington – USA with “Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of Landshut Short Film Festival – Germany with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 2nd Philadelphia Independent Film Festival – USA with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Greece- The load 2018

Official Selection of Montclair Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Underexposed Film Festival – USA with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 68th Berlin Film Festival – Germany with “Hendi and Hormoz” 2018

Official Selection of Maremetraggio film festival _Italy with 2018

Official Selection of QCinema International Film Festival – Philippines with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Cottbus Film Festival-Germany – The load 2018

Official Selection of Prague Iranian Film Festival – Czech Republic with “Gaze” 2018

Winner of “Jury Prize” for Best Romance in MED Film Festival - Italy with "Apricot Groves "2018

Official Selection of Vienna Short Film Festival – Switzerland with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Gijon Film Festival-Spain – The load 2018

Official Selection of Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival – Portugal with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 14th Talca International Film Festival - Chile with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of signs of the night_GERMANY with Gaze 2018

Winner of "Jury Mention" for best short film in Cortisonici Film Festival _ Italy with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 7th Leeds Queer Film Festival - UK with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of Cork International Film Festival– Ireland -The load 2018

Official Selection of Brussels Cinematheque/ Studio 5 – Belgium – The load 2018

Official Selection of Kansai Queer Film Festival – Japan-APRICOT GROVES 2018

Official Selection of Fabriano film festival _Italy with Gaze2018

Official Selection of New Horizons Film Festival - Pland – The load 2018

Official Selection of NDU International Film Festival – Lebanon with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Cairo International Women Film Festival – Egypt with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 7th Minorities International Film Festival - Pakistan with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Official Selection of Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche Film Festival – Germany with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Fincadh travelling projections of Costa Rica-APRICOT GROVES 2018

Official Selection of Regards short film festival _Canada with Gaze2018

Official Selection of PIETRASANTA Film Festival _Italy with Gaze2018

Official Selection of Maryland film festival_USA with Gaze2018

Official Selection of Art film festival _Slovakia with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Benevento film festival _Italy with Gaze2018

Official Selection of EDU SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL _ITALY with Gaze2018

Official Selection of palm springs film festival_USA with Gaze2018

Official Selection of Catone Film Festival _Italy with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Siloe film festival _Italy with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival_Greece With Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Guanajuato International Film Festival_Mexico with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Film Caravan Festival_Italy with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Concorto film festival_Italy with Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Olhares do Mediterrâneo film festival _Portugal with Gaze2018

Official Selection of Middle Coast Film Festival_USA with Gaze2018

Official Selection of Helsinki International Film Festival - Finland – The load 2018

Official Selection of Kino Pavasaris Vilnius Film Festival – Lithuania with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Sarajevo Film Festival - Bosnia and Herzegovina-The load 2018

Official Selection of Seminci Valladolid Festival Debut competition- Disappearance 2018

Winner of "Jury Prize" for best short film in Duhok International Film Festival - Iraq with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of Rottherdam International Film Festival – Netherlands- The load 2018

Official Selection of Stokholm Film Festival-Sweden – The load 2018

Official Selection of Stokholm Film Festival – Swedish Premier” Disappearance” 2018

Official Selection of IRAN:CI - Festival of Iranian Films _CZECH with “Gaze”2018

Official Selection of Taipei Film Festival Berlin –Disappearance 2018

Official Selection of Minimalen Short Film Festival NORWAY – Gaze 2018

Official Selection of Sarajevo Film Festival – Bosnia – The load 2018

Official Selection of Iranian Film Festival Berlin –Disappearance 2018

Official Selection of Vilnius International Film Festival– Lithuania – The load 2018

Official Selection of Glasgow Short Film Festival – UK with “Gaze” 2018

Official Selection of 7th Pink Life Queer Film Festival - Turkey with “Apricot Groves” 2018

Winner of “Jury Award” for best Feature Film in 28th Silver Screen Awards - Singapore with “Disappearance” – 2017

Official Selection of 6th Bordeaux International Film Festival _ France with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of “Jury Award” for Best Directing 4th Wolves Independent Film Festival - Lithuania with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official Selection of Les Arcs European City Film Festival - France with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of "Jury Mention" for best short film in Zubroffka Film Festival _ Poland with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of 3rd Perlen Queer Film Festival – Germany with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Winner of "Jury Award" for best short film in AFI Film Festival _ USA with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival – Nepal with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Doha Film Festival - Qatar with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of "Jury Award" for best short film in 8th Timishort Film Festival _ Romania with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Bratislava Film Festival - Slovakia with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of Leuven International Short Film Festival – Belgium with “Gaze” 2017

Winner of "Golden Frame Award" for best first film in 3rd Lights India International Film Festival _ India with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of ExGround FilmFest - Germany with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of "Jury Award" for best short film in Seminci Valladolid Film Festival _ Spain with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Denver Film Festival - USA with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of Torino Film Festival – Italy with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Sao Paulo Film Festival - Brazil with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of Tehran International Short Film Festival – Iran with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Zagreb Film Festival - Croatia with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of Crossing the Screen Film Festival – UK with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Greece with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of 14th Reykjavik International Film Festival – Iceland with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of 21st Queersicht Film Festival – Switzerland with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of Zurich International Film Festival - Switzerland with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of "Audience Award" for best short film in Uppsala Short Film Festival _ Spain with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of 28th Tampa Bay International LGBT Film Festival – USA “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of 25th Hamptons International Film Festival – USA “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of 30th Out On Film Atlanta LGBT Film Festival – USA “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of Batumi International Art House Film Festival – Georgia with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of 26th St. Louis International Film Festival – USA “Apricot Groves” 2017

Winner of “Jury Award” for best Feature Film in 8th FM LGBT Film Festival – USA with “Apricot Groves” – 2017

Official Selection of Toronto International Film Festival - Canada with “Disappearance” 2017

Official selection of 7th Merlinka Film Festival - Serbia with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official Selection of Busan International Film Festival – South Korea with “Gaze” 2017

Official Selection of Goa International Film Festival - India with “Disappearance” 2017

Official Selection of 2nd Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles - USA with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of 74th Venice Film Festival - Italy with “Disappearance” 2017

Winner of “Human Time Award” in Belgrade Human District Film Festival – Serbia with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of Fiumicinio International Film Festival - Italy with “Disappearance” – 2017

Official Selection of 10TH Side by Side Film Festival – Russia with “Apricot Groves” 2017

Official Selection of 70th Locarno Film Festival - Switzerland with “Gaze” 2017

Winner of OUT HERE NOW - Kansas City LGBT Film Festival "COURAGE AWARD" Best Feature - USA with “Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of International Queer & Migrant Film Festival - Netherlands with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of 6th MICGenro Film Festival - Mexico with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Best Film Award in F-M LGBT Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Austin Gay & Lesbian Int'l Film Festival (aGLIFF) USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Salento Film Festival - Italy with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of La Notte Film Festival - Netherlands with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Audience Award for Best Feature Film North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Jury Award for Best Feature Film North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Stony Brook Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Burgas International Film Festival Bulgaria with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Action on Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Public Award for Best Feature Film CLAM International Solidary Film Festival Spain with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Jury Award for Best Feature Film CLAM International Solidary Film Festival Spain with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Black Star International Film Festival Ghana with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival India with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Best Feature Film Award in Mifo - Miami Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of International Human Rights Film Festival Argentina with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Nantes LGBT Film Festival France with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Pomegranate Armenian Film Festival - USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of LGBT Film Festival Freiburg - Germany with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official Selection of 42nd Atlanta Film Festival –Disappearance 2017

Official selection of Poland LGBT Film Festival Poland with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Bangalore Film Society India with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Toronto LGBT Film Festival Inside Out Canada with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Translations Film Festival USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival Australia with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Pride Pictures Germany with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of CLAM International Solidary Film Festival Spain with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Iranina Film Festival Zurich Switzerland with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of FilmFest Homochrom Germany with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Thessalonki International LGBT Film Festival Greece with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Raindance Film Festival UK with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Wicked Queer The Boston LGBT Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Kansas City FilmFest US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Cuenca International Film Festival Ecuador with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official Selection of Ajyal Youth Film Festival – Middle East Premiere –Disappearance 2017

Official selection of Beverly Hills Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Mifo - Miami Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Nashville Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Parvin Film Festival Iran with "Gohar Kheiramdish a Filmography"2017

Official selection of Athens Film and Video Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Dingle Film Festival Ireland with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of qFlix Philadelphia Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Best of Fest Award in Speechless Film Festival - USA with "Apricot Groves "2017

Winner of Audience Award Best MIX/Other Featue Film in Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam Film Festival Netherlands with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Outfest Fusion LGBT Film Festival US with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of L'Aquila LGBT Film Festival Italy with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Mons International Love Film Festival Belgium with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection of Sofia Menar Film Festival Bulgaria with "Apricot Groves "2017

Official selection Cine Iran Film Festival Canada with "Gohar Kheiramdish a Filmography"2016

Official selection of 40th Montreal World Film Festival Canada with "Apricot Groves "2016

Winner of best short film in Iranska Film Festival Sweden with "Social Learning Theory"2016

Jury Member of Green Me Berlin Film Festival in student competition of Tehran Green Film Festival 2016

Official selection of Cinema Varity Iranian International Documentary Film Festival with "Gohar Kheiramdish a Filmography" 2016

Official selection of Noor Iranian Film Festival LA USwith "Gohar Kheiramdish a Filmography"2016

Special Screening in Aviny Caltural & Artistic Center with "Gohar Kheirandish a Filmography" 2016

Official selection of San Francisco Iranian Film Festival USwith "Gohar Kheiramdish a Filmography"2015

Official selection of Indipendent Days Film Festival Germany with "Social Learning Theory"2015

Official selection of Lanzarote Film Festival Spain with "Social Learning Theory"2015

Official selection of Bangladesh Children's Film Festival with "Social Learning Theory"2015

Official selection of Lahore Children's Film Festival Pakistan with "Social Learning Theory"2014

Official selection of Siliguri Film Festival India with "Social Learning Theory"2014

Official selection of Montecatini Film Festival Italy with "Social Learning Theory"2014

Special Screening in University of Hamburg by Amnesty International Germany with "Social Learning Theory"2014

Official selection of Kansas City Film Festival US with "Social Learning Theory"2014

Official selection of Sofia Menar Film Festival Bulgaria with "Beyond the Deadend"2014

Official selection of Atlanta Short Film Festival Bulgaria with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Official selection of San Fransisco Iranian Film Festival US with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Official selection of Bahman Short Film Festival Iran with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Official selection of Kansas City Film Festival US with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Official selection of Lewiston Auburn Film Festival US with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Official selection of LA Indie Film Festival US with "Beyond the Deadend"2013

Winner of Audience Award in Siouxland Film Festival US with"Beyond the Deadend" 2013

Winner of Audience Award in Dam Short Film Festival US with "Beyond the Deadend" 2013

Winner of Best Foreign Language Short Film in Idyllwild CinemaFestUS with "Beyond the Deadend" 2013

Special Mention Short Film in Love Unlimited Film FestivalUS with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Winner of Best Set Design in Love Unlimited Film FestivalUS with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Winner of Excellence Award in Accolade CompetitionUS with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Winner of Best Directing in Best Shorts CompetitionUS with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Winner of Best Short Film in Best Shorts Competition- USA with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Official Selection of Woodstock Film Festival- USA with "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

Official Selection of Tehran Short Film Festival - Iranwith "Beyond the Deadend" 2012

 

Other Awards

Winner of “Best Director” for Ognjen Glavonic from 26th Art Film Fest Košice – Slovakia with “The Load” 2018

Winner of “Best Actress in a Short Film” for Marzieh Vafiemehr in 10th San Francisco Iranian Film Festival – usa with “Gaze” – 2018

Winner of “Best Actor” for Leon Lučev in 24th Sarajevo Film Festival - Bosnia with “The Load” – 2018

Winner of “Best Actress” for Sadaf Asgari in 28th Silver Screen Awards - Singapore with “Disappearance” – 2017

 

Winner of “Best Actress” for Sadaf Asgari in Fiumicinio International Film Festival - Italy with “Disappearance” – 2017

 

Winner of “Best Actor” for Pedram Ansari in Black Star International Film Festival - Ghana with “Apricot Groves” – 2017

 

Winner of “Best Actor” for Narbe Vartan in Out on Film Atlanta LGBT Film Festival - USA with “Apricot Groves” – 2017

Winner of “Best Original Score in A Short Film” for Nasser Cheshmazar in Idyllwaild International Festival of Cinema - USA with “Beyond the Deadend” – 2013

Winner of “Best Sound Editing” for Alireza Alavian in Best Shorts Competition - USA with “Beyond the Deadend” – 2012

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