AWARDS for Nimafilm


No Burqas Behind Bars

International Emmy Award

No Burqas Behind Bars

Prix Europa



Those Who Said No

The Accolade Global Film Competition


Those Who Said No

One World Documentary film Festival Prague

I Was Worth 50 Sheep

Asian Pasefic AwardI Was Wort 50 Sheep



Gothenburg Film Festival


Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

Monte-Carlo Film Festival

Those Who Said No

Movies that Matter Film Festival



China International New Media Shorts Festival


No Burqas Behind Bars

Bar Film Festival

I Was Woth 50 Sheep

Amnesty International  Film Festival


Watch the trailer of Prison Sisters, a follow-up to our No Burqas Behind Bars which we shot in 2012 in an Afghan women's prison.

In Prison Sisters we follow two of the main characters, Sara and Najibeh, after their release from prison.

The film is directed by Nima Sarvestani and produced by Maryam Ebrahimi.

Stay tuned for the release date and festival appearances of Prison Sisters.


Nima Sarvestani received a Golden Nymph Award in the Current Affairs category at the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival for his film Those Who Said No.

Nima Sarvestani                                                             Danny Glover

See the announcement and Nima's acceptance speech here.

Najibeh, one of the main characters in our film 'Prison Sisters'


Filmmaker Nima Sarvestani who is currently editing the documentary 'Prison Sisters' will give a seminar on his work in progress. Together with Klara Grunning from SFI and Axel Arnö from SVT he will discuss the challenges of making a sequel and the relation between filmmaker and protagonists.

This seminar is part of a whole day of work in progress discussions at TEMPO documentary film festival in Stockholm on 9 March.

More info here


The FIFDHP, the International Human Rights Film Festival, has chosen Those Who Said No to be in the official selection of the festival in April.


See you in Paris!




Those Who Said No will be screened in the official selection of the Iranian Film Festival NOOR (Light) in Los Angeles this year.

Check this space for specific dates.

Latest Productions


Those Who Said No

Those Who Said No is a film about people who refuse to be silenced, people who fight for the right to tell their story in court.

No Burqas Behind Bars

Thakhar Prison. 40 women. 34 children. Four cells. No burqas.

The Death Row

A Short Film By Maryam Ebrahimi



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