Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Film Not in the English Language

For Sama (2019)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding British Film of the Year

For Sama (2019)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer

For Sama (2019)

Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Jury Prize - Bader [Winner] (2019)

Best Feature Film

For Sama (2019)

Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival

Main Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

IDFA Audience Award

For Sama (2019)

Antenna Documentary Festival

Best International Documentary [Winner] (2019)

Best International Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Arabisches Film Festival

Tübingen Audience Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Bergen International Film Festival

Checkpoints Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Biografilm Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

International Competition

For Sama (2019)

Best Film Unipol Award [Winner] (2019)

International Competition

For Sama (2019)

Bodil Awards

Bodil [Nominee] (2021)

Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)

For Sama (2019)

British Independent Film Awards

British Independent Film Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Director

For Sama (2019)

British Independent Film Award [Winner] (2019)

Best British Independent Film

For Sama (2019)

British Independent Film Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Calgary International Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Eye [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Carthage Film Festival

Tanit d'Argent [Winner] (2019)

Official Competition

For Sama (2019)

Tanit d'Or [Nominee] (2019)

Documentary Feature Film

For Sama (2019)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

Cinema Eye Honors Award [Winner] (2020)

The Unforgettables

For Sama (2019)

Cinema Eye Honors Award [Winner] (2020)

Outstanding Achievement in Production

Tied with Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær for ... More

Tied with Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær for The Cave (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize [Nominee] (2020)


For Sama (2019)

Cinema Eye Honors Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

For Sama (2019)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2021)

Best Documentary - International Competition

For Sama (2019)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2021)

Freedom of Expression - Honorary Award

For Sama (2019)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2021)

Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award

For Sama (2019)

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards

Critics' Choice Documentary Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Director

For Sama (2019)

Critics' Choice Documentary Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Narration

For Sama (2019)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

Robert [Nominee] (2021)

Best Non-English Language Film (Årets ikke-engelsksprogede film)

For Sama (2019)

Dinard British Film Festival

Golden Hitchcock [Winner] (2019)

Feature Documentary

For Sama (2019)

DocsMX: The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City

Best Documentary [Winner] (2019)

Women On Frame

For Sama (2019)

Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival

Human Rights Award [Nominee] (2019)

Human Rights Dox

For Sama (2019)

Durban International Film Festival

Best Documentary [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Amnesty International Human Rights Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Film

For Sama (2019)

European Film Awards

European Film Award [Winner] (2019)

European Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Faro Island Film Festival

Golden Carp Film Award - International [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Film Club's The Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Director - Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Film Festival Cologne

Phoenix Award [Nominee] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Frontdoc International Documentary Festival

Jury Prize [Winner] (2019)

Feature Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Galway Film Fleadh

Human Rights Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Documentary Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best International Feature Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Ghent International Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2020)

North Sea Port Audience Award

For Sama (2019)

Gimli Film Festival

Best of Fest [Winner] (2019)

Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention

For Sama (2019)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Guanajuato International Film Festival

Festival Prize [Winner] (2019)

Best International Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Guldbagge Awards

Guldbagge [Winner] (2021)

Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)

For Sama (2019)

Hamptons International Film Festival

Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution [Winner] (2019)

Best Film

For Sama (2019)

Heartland International Film Festival

Best Documentary Feature [Winner] (2019)

Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award [Winner] (2019)

Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Special Jury Prize [Winner] (2019)

International Feature Documentary

"For its unflinching lens on the horrors of war, ... More

"For its unflinching lens on the horrors of war, accompanied by a tender portrait of a young family born out of conflict, and the courageous community that surrounds them, the Special Jury Prize goes to For Sama."


For Sama (2019)

Best International Documentary [Nominee] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Audience Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Documentary
-Fifth Place

For Sama (2019)

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers

Municipality of Bitola Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

"Together with the major of Bitola, Natasha ... More

"Together with the major of Bitola, Natasha Petrovska, we decided to introduce this award to the festival, because in that way we continue the tradition of the Manaki brothers, who were the first documentarists of these areas. I hope that this approach and attitude towards their work will stay as a legacy for the ones to be part of this festival in the future and that they will nurture the documentary film."


For Sama (2019)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

International Documentary Association

Courage Under Fire Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

IDA Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Feature

For Sama (2019)

IDA Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Director

For Sama (2019)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Karama Human Rights Film Festival

Karama Feather Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Lighthouse International Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2020)

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year

For Sama (2019)

Melbourne International Film Festival

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Documentary
-Fifth Place

For Sama (2019)

Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Amnesty International Award - Special Mention [Winner] (2020)


For Sama (2019)

Milwaukee Film Festival

Documentary Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Mohamed Amin Courage in Filmmaking Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Audience Choice Award [Winner] (2019)

World Cinema - Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Mountain Film Festival

Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Munich Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award

For Sama (2019)

Nantucket Film Festival

Best of Fest Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Naples International Film Festival

Festival Award [Winner] (2019)

Impact Award

For Sama (2019)

Newport Beach Film Festival

Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Odesa International Film Festival

Special Jury Mention [Winner] (2019)

European Documentary Competition

For Sama (2019)

Golden Duke [Nominee] (2019)

European Documentary Competition

For Sama (2019)

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Right to Know Competition [Nominee] (2020)


For Sama (2019)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Documentary Picture

Tied with Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, and ... More

Tied with Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, and Atanas Georgiev for Honeyland (2019) in second place.


For Sama (2019)

PGA Awards

PGA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

For Sama (2019)

Quebec City International Film Festival

College Jury Prize [Winner] (2019)

Special Mention

For Sama (2019)

RiverRun International Film Festival

Jury Prize [Winner] (2019)

Best Cinematography - Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Royal Television Society, UK

RTS Television Award [Winner] (2020)

Director - Documentary/Factual & Non Drama

For Sama (2019)

RTS Craft & Design Award [Winner] (2020)

Director - Documentary/Factual & Non Drama

For Sama (2019)

Seattle Film Critics Society

SFCS Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Seattle International Film Festival

Golden Space Needle Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Director
-Fourth Place

For Sama (2019)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Grand Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Special Mention

For Sama (2019)

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

Grand Jury Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Documentary

For Sama (2019)

SXSW Film Festival

SXSW Grand Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Audience Award [Winner] (2019)

Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

Traverse City Film Festival

Grand Prize for Best Film [Winner] (2019)


For Sama (2019)

VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize [Winner] (2019)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (2019)