Festivals, Nominations & Awards


nominated for 2016 GOLDEN NYMPH AWARDS


DocsDF, The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City

October 15th to 24th 2015



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. ” 


The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.

Our talented award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys, Tellys and other awards.



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)



Festivals, Nominations & Awards

Official Selection at Interfilm Berlin (Oct 2013)

Official Selection at Adelaide Film Festival, Australia (Oct 2013)

Raindance Film Festival, London (Sep 2013, Nominated)

SPLIT International Film Festival, Croatia (Sep 2013, Nominated)

Message2man, Russia (Sep 2013, Nominated)

Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Italy (Oct 2013, Nominated)

Night of Swedish Shorts, Switzerland, 2013

SysterSyster Amnesty Film festival, Sweden, 2013

Pärnu International Documentary And Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia, 2013)

China International New Media Shorts Festival – KingBonn, (April 2013, AWARDED Special Jury’s Award for Best Short)


Tempo Documentary Film festival, Stockholm (2013, Nominated for Best Short Documentary)

Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2013



Festivals, Nominations & Awards

Official Selection at IDFA – Amsterdam International Documentary Festival

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (AWARDED Best Documentary)

Official Selection at DOK LEIPZIG

Official Selection at The International TV Festival Bar, Montenegro

Official Selection at the International Documentary Film Festival Mexico City

Official Selection at Film Southasia

Sole Luna Festival, Italy (AWARDED Best Feature Documentary)

Official Selection at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

London International Documentary Film Festival (AWARDED Best Film)

HRAFF – Human Rights Arts Film Festival, Melbourne Australia (AWARDED Best Submission)

Ljubljana Documentary Film festival (AWARDED with the Amnesty Award

ONE WORLD, Czech Republic (AWARDED the Special Audience Award)

Gothenburg International Film Festival (AWARDED Best Nordic Documentary)

Official Selection at Yerevan International Film Festival

Apchat International Film Festival – ONE Country ONE Film, France (AWARDED The Public Award)

Tri Continental Human Rights Festival, South Africa

Bir Duino Human Rights Doc Film Festival, Kyrgystan

Iranian Film Festival, USA

Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights Film Festival

Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights, Romania



Festivals, Nominations & Awards

Official Selection at Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden

Official Selection at Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm

Official Selection at Monte Carlo Television Festival (Nominated)

Official Selection at New Beijing International Movie Week

Official Selection at DOK Leipzig, Germany

Official Selection at Leipzig Film Festival, Germany (Nominated)

Official Selection at the 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, USA

VIII Muestra de Cine y Trabajo Film Festival, Madrid



Festivals, Nominations & Awards

Official Selection at Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden

Official Selection at the Documentary Film Festival On Human Rights, Romania

Official Selection at the International TV Festival Bar, Montenegro

Official Selection at the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City

Monte Carlo Television Festival, (AWARDED with The Gold Nymph for Best News Documentary)

International Panorama of Independent Film Makers, Greece (AWARDED with the Jury’s Special Mention 2007)

Official Selection at DOK LEIPZIG

Official Selection at the Lithuanian Centre Of Human Rights Film Festival

Official Selection Film Southasia

Official Selection at the Iranian Film Festival, USA

Official Selection at DocAviv, Israel

Official Selection at RIFF – Roma Independent Film Festival

Official Selection at DOCUMENTA MADRID

Official Selection at DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada

Official Selection at Zagreb Film Festival

Official Selection at Document 5 – International Human Rights Film Festival, Scotland

Official Selection at São Paulo International Film Festival

Official Selection at Uppsala International Film Festival, Sweden


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