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


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


No Burqas Behind Bars Competing For Best Feature Documentary

The prestigious international women's film festival in Cretéil - Festival International de Films de Femmes - has officially selected No Burqas Behind Bars for thir 34th edition of the festival. Nimafilm is happy to announce our nomination for Best Feature Documentary.

The first screening of No Burqas Behind Bars takes place on the opening day of the festival, this Saturday, March 15th. Our producer Farima Karimi will be attending the screening for personal Q&A with the audience. If you are nearby Cretéil or Paris, make sure to stop by.

You can find the entire festival program here.

Special Screening Of No Burqas Behind Bars In Washington DC

The Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) together with the Embassy of Australia are going to arrange an event, celebrating of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Nimafilm is honoured as a special screening of No Burqas Behind Bars will be held due to the film being one of the recipients of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2011.

Our producer Maryam Ebrahimi will be guesting the event and special screening, which will be held March 20th in Washington DC. You can read more about the MPAA and APSA collaboration in this Variety article.

No Burqas Behind Bars Nominated For The Guldbagge Award!

The Swedish Film Institute has just presented the nominies for this years Guldbagge Awards - Swedens annual film gala. We at Nimafilm are extra happy today as No burqas Behind Bars is nominated for best documentary. You can watch the Awards Ceremony live at SVT1 20.00 or online at SVTPlay.

No Burqas Behind Bars Wins The 13th WATCHDOCS!

We are very proud to announce that Nima Sarvestani's film No Burqas Behind Bars took home the main award at the prestigeus WATCHDOCS International Film Festival. We thank the festival team, the judges and the audience for their great appreciation and commitment to our film.

The Judges Verdict: “A sincere and moving portrayal of a group of women that rebels against the inhuman rules which have imprisoned them. Using an accurate observational style, the film takes us into the inner and outer world of these women reveling them personal dramas and the paradox they face: finding safety in prison”.

Join Us In Amman At Karama Human Rights Film Festival

The 4th edition of Karama Human Rights Film Festival is starting soon and No Burqas Behind Bars is part of the festivals official selection this year. The word Karama means "dignity". We at Nimafilm are glad to screen our film at this important festival, which offers a great platform to discuss and spread knowledge about social issues.

Don't miss the screening of No Burqas Behind Bars if you are in Amman next week – Tuesday December 9th at 6pm in the main theatre. Our producer Farima Karimi will attend the festival and participate in Q&A afterwards. However, everybody can follow the festival live via Internet by streaming here.

You can also get live updates via Karama's Facebook page.

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

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