If You Are In Berlin Next Week...
... don't miss Berlin Favourites Film Festival. The festival program consist of a special selection of award winning films from all over the globe. No Burqas Behind Bars is one of them, screening wednesday September 4th. For more info check their website here.
Swedish Television Awards
No Burqas Behind Bars has been nominated for Best TV documentary at the annual Swedish Television awards ceremony Kristallen. The gala takes place this friday at 8 pm swedish time, and will be broadcasted live on TV4.
Director Nima Sarvestani and producer Maryam Ebrahimi will be attending the awards. You can follow everything live online via their webiste here.
Festival Ânûû-rû Âboro
No Burqas Behind Bars has been selected to compete at the New Caledonian film festival Ânûû-rû Âboro. The english translation of the festival name is – "A Man's Shadow". They put a great effort on finding and screening films with unique languages and visual styles. The festival is a great forum to detect interesting new films.
The festival will be held in the beautiful location of New Caledonia, between October 17th - 25th. For more information about Ânûû-rû Âboro and the up-coming festival, check out their website here.
We are happy to announce that the "The Death Row" by Maryam Ebrahimi, has been chosen for official screening at the International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania.
The festival kicks off September 22nd. For more information about screening dates you can keep updated via the festival's website here.
Yesterday was the final day of the 17th edition of Brooklyn Film Festival. Unfortunately we could not attend the ceremony, however the outcome just reached us – No Burqas Behind Bars took home the prize for Best Feature Documentary.
We are moved by this award, and thrilled that the film has found new audience. Thank you BFF!
You can read more about the festival and ceremony here.