Awards

OSCAR NOMINATIONS



Hell and Back Again (2012) Best Documentary Feature

The Square (2014) Best Documentary Feature

EMMYS WINNERS

The Square (2014) Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

The Square (2014) Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

The Square (2014) Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming

SUNDANCE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS & NOMINATIONS

Afghan Star (2009) Winner Audience Award World Cinema – Documentary

Afghan Star (2009) Directing Award World Cinema – Documentary

Afghan Star (2009) Nominee Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary

Hell and Back Again (2011) Winner Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary

Hell and Back Again (2011) Winner Cinematography Award World Cinema – Documentary

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) Nominee Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) Winner Special Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary – For their bold and articulate confrontation with power and for the sexy fuck you smurks.

The Square (2013) Nominee Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary

The Square (2013 )Winner Audience Award World Cinema – Documentary

The Russian Woodpecker (2015) Winner Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Hell and Back Again (2012) Nominee Truer Than Fiction Award

The Square (2014) Nominee Independent Spirit Award Best Documentary

The Russian Woodpecker (2016) Nominee Independent Spirit Award Best Documentary

The Departure (2018) Nominee Independent Spirit Award Best Documentary

BROADCAST AWARD WINNER

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2015) Best Documentary Programme: Storyville: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

GRIERSON AWARD WINNER

Hell and Back Again (2012) Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – International

BIFA AWARD WINNERS

Hell and Back Again (2011) Nominee British Independent Film Award Best Documentary

OTHER AWARDS, NOMINATIONS & FESTIVALS

HELL AND BACK AGAIN

News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2013 Nominee Emmy Best Documentary For episode “Hell and Back Again” Shared with: Independent Lens
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2012 Nominee Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2012 Nominee Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in Production
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2012 Winner Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2012 Nominee Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film 
British Independent Film Awards 2011 Nominee British Independent Film Award Best Documentary
Camerimage 2011 Nominee Golden Frog Feature Documentary Films Competition
Gotham Awards 2011 Nominee Gotham Independent Film Award Best Documentary
Moscow International Film Festival 2011 Winner Silver St. George Best Film of the Documentary Competition

THE SQUARE

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Winner Amnesty International Film Prize
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2014 Nominee Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in Production
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2014 Nominee Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Cinema for Peace Awards 2014 Winner Cinema for Peace Award Cinema for the Most Valuable Documentary of the Year
Directors Guild of America 2014 Winner DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
DocAviv Film Festival 2014 Winner Best International Film The International Competition
Fribourg International Film Festival 2014 Nominee Grand Prix
Fribourg International Film Festival 2014 Winner Audience Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014 Nominee Audience Award Best Documentary Feature
Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture Documentary
Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards 2014 Nominee SIYAD Award Best Foreign Film
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013 Nominee EDA Female Focus Award Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry – For risking life and limb to document the Egyptian revolution in The Square (2013)
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2013 Nominee ACCA Best Documentary Feature Film
Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution 2013 Winner Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution – Honorable Mention
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2013 Nominee DFCS Award Best Documentary
Dubai International Film Festival 2013 Winner Muhr Arab Award
Hamptons International Film Festival  2013 Winner Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
National Board of Review, USA 2013 Winner NBR Award Top Five Documentaries
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2013 Winner Tim Hetherington Award
IDA International Documentary Association 2013 Winner IDA Award Best Feature
IDA International Documentary Association 2013 Nominee Humanitas Award
Gold Derby Awards 2014 Nominee Gold Derby Film Award Documentary Feature

PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER

Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2014 Winner Cinema Eye Honors Award The Unforgettables Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Cinema for Peace Awards 2014 Winner Cinema for Peace Award – Cinema for Peace Award for the Most Valuable Documentary of the Year
News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2014 Winner Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2013 Nominee WFCC Award Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or About Women
British Independent Film Awards 2013 Winner British Independent Film Award Best Documentary
Melbourne International Film Festival 2013 Nominee Most Popular Documentary

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER

Big Stamp 2016 Nominee Big Stamp International Competition
ZagrebDox 2016 Winner Special Mention International Competition
Biografilm Festival 2015 Winner Life Tales Award
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2016 Nominee Cinema Eye Honors Award Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
DocAviv Film Festival 2015 Nominee Best International Film
Hera Award 2015 Winner Hera Award Best Debut Film
IDA Award 2015 Nominee IDA Award Best Feature
International Documentary Association 2015 Winner Creative Recognition Award Best Cinematography
Milwaukee Film Festival 2015 Nominee Festival Prize Best Film
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2015 Winner Special Jury Prize – Documentary Competition
Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2015 Winner Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Documentary Feature
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2015 Nominee Grand Jury Award
Zurich Film Festival 2015 Nominee Golden Eye Best International Documentary Film

F@CK THIS JOB

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2022 Nominee White Elephant Best Documentary
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2022 Winner Amnesty International Award Human Rights Section
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021 Nominee Silver Eye Award Best Feature Documentary
Laurel branch 2021 Winner Lavr Prize Best TV movie
Warsaw International Film Festival 2021 Nominee Best Documentary Best Documentary Feature

AFGHAN STAR

Evening Standard British Film Awards (2010) Nominee Evening Standard British Film AwardBest Documentary
Golden Tomato Awards (Rotten Tomatoes (2009) Winner Golden Tomato Award Best Foreign-Language Movie

SMASH AND GRAB: THE STORY OF THE PINK PANTHERS

Filmfestival Kitzbuehel 2013 Winner Audience Award Audience Choice Award 

THE KLEPTOCRATS

Cleveland International Film Festival 2019 Nominee Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award

THE MEANING OF HITLER

DOC NYC 2020 Nominee Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize Viewfinders

THE DEPARTURE

Adelaide Film Festival 2017 Nominee International Documentary Award Best Documentary
Moscow International Film Festival 2017 Nominee Silver St. George Best Film of the Documentary Competition
Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Nominee Jury Award Best Documentary Feature
Cleveland International Film Festival 2019 Nominee Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award

A WHOLE LOTT MORE

Cincinnati Film Festival 2013 Winner CFF Award Best Feature Documentary
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2013 Nominee Audience Award
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2013 Winner Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

BORN TO BE FREE

Bafta TV Craft 2018 Nominee BAFTA Television Craft Award Original Music
Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival 2018 Nominee Jury Prize Green Report
Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival 2017 Nominee DOCU/RIGHTS Best Film
Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival 2017 Winner Audience Award Gayane Petrosyan
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2016 Nominee Environmental Award Environmental Award