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 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.

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Our producer Maryam Ebrahimi is heading off to Australia for this years Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The 7th annual Awards ceremony will be held in the City Hall of Brisbane – and No Burqas Behind Bars is in competition for Best Feature Documentary.

The festival gathers filmmakers from nearly 70 countries, in the worlds fastest growing film region, and is considerated to be the regions highest accolade in film.

For more updates from APSA you can visit their homepage here, or click into their Facebook here.

Nimafilm Guesting WATCH-DOCS International Film Festival

The 13th edition of the International Film Festival WATCH-DOCS is soon kickin' off and we are happy to have No Burqas Behind Bars among the films slected this year.

Don't miss the chance to see the film if you are in Warsaw between December 6th - 12th. There will be two screenings held, both following up with a Q&A where you will have the oppurtunity to meet and talk toth the director Nima Sarvestani.


Muranów Cinema, Zbyszek room 2013-12-06 20:30
Q&A with filmmaker

CSW Laboratory 2013-12-07 18:15
Q&A with filmmaker

Nimafilm Honoured With Swedens Biggest Documentary Film Prize

The Eric Forsgren Documentary Film Prize 2013 has been awarded to Nimafilm for the film No Burqas Behind Bars. The award ceremony was held in Piteå, north of Sweden, where Nima Sarvestani and Maryam Ebrahimi was handed the prize check for 100 000 swedish krona.

Latest Productions

Prison Sisters


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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