Awards

Adelaide Film Festival

International Feature Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Feature

Babai (2015)

Auteur Film Festival, Serbia

Best Screenplay [Winner] (2020)


Exil (2020)

Baden-Baden TV Film Festival

MFG Star [Winner] (2016)


Babai (2015)

Bosphorus Film Festival

International Competition [Winner] (2015)

Best Film

Babai (2014)

International Competition [Winner] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Babai (2014)

Cleveland International Film Festival

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition [Nominee] (2016)


Babai (2015)

Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema

First Work Award of the Student Jury [Winner] (2015)

Best Film

Babai (2015)

Crossing Europe Filmfestival

Crossing Europe Award [Winner] (2016)

Competition Fiction

Babai (2015)

Dresden Film Festival

Golden Horseman [Nominee] (2014)

Best Short Fiction Film - National Competition

Von Hunden und Tapeten (2013)

Durban International Film Festival

Best Film [Nominee] (2020)

International Competition

Exil (2020)

German Film Critics Association Awards

German Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)

Exil (2020)

German Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch)

Exil (2020)

German Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Feature Film Debut (Bestes Spielfilmdebüt)

Babai (2015)

German Screenplay Award

Screenplay Award [Winner] (2018)

German Screenplay Award

Exil (2020)

German Short Film Award

Short Film Award in Gold [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Short Film - Under 30 Minutes Length

Von Hunden und Tapeten (2013)

Ghent International Film Festival

Grand Prix [Nominee] (2015)

Best Film

Babai (2015)

Guenter Rohrbach Filmpreis

Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis [Winner] (2020)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Haifa International Film Festival

Carmel Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best International Film

Exil (2020)

Carmel Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best International Film

Babai (2015)

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Golden Firebird Award [Nominee] (2020)

Young Cinema

Exil (2020)

SIGNIS Award [Nominee] (2016)


Babai (2015)

International Bosphorus Film Festival

International Feature Film Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Film

Babai (2015)

International Feature Film Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Babai (2015)

Istanbul International Film Festival

Golden Tulip [Nominee] (2020)

International Competition

Exil (2020)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Best Director [Winner] (2015)


Babai (2015)

Label Europa Cinemas [Winner] (2015)


Babai (2015)

Crystal Globe [Nominee] (2015)


Babai (2015)

Landshut Short Film Festival

Jury Award [Nominee] (2014)

Short Film

Von Hunden und Tapeten (2013)

Locarno International Film Festival

Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow [Nominee] (2013)

International Competition

Von Hunden und Tapeten (2013)

Munich Film Festival

One Future Prize [Winner] (2015)


Babai (2015)

Young German Cinema Award [Winner] (2015)

Direction (Regie)

Babai (2015)

Young German Cinema Award [Winner] (2015)

Screenwriting (Drehbuch)

Babai (2015)

Odense International Film Festival

Most Surprising Film [Winner] (2010)

Best Short Film

Der Schübling (2010)

Prague International Film Festival

Amnesty International Febio Fest Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Prix Europa

Prix Genève - Europe [Winner] (2016)

Most Innovative Television Fiction Script of the Year 2016 by a Newcomer

Babai (2015)

Sarajevo Film Festival

Cineuropa Award [Winner] (2020)


Exil (2020)

Heart of Sarajevo [Winner] (2020)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Seville European Film Festival

New Waves Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Sundance Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (2020)

World Cinema - Dramatic

Exil (2020)

São Paulo International Film Festival

New Directors Competition [Nominee] (2020)

Best Fiction

Exil (2020)

Taipei Film Festival

Taiwan Film Critics Society Award [Winner] (2020)


Exil (2020)

International New Talent Competition - Grand Prize [Nominee] (2020)


Exil (2020)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

Meet the Neighbors Competition [Nominee] (2020)


Exil (2020)

Tirana International Film Festival, AL

Jury Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Fiction Short Film

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Der Schübling (2010)

Trieste Film Festival

Special Mention [Winner] (2021)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Prize Trieste [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

Exil (2020)

Zurich Film Festival

Golden Eye [Nominee] (2020)

Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Exil (2020)