Private Project

Honour Me

Abused by her family, forced into marriage, raped, pregnant at 13 then hunted down for violating her family’s honour. This is the shocking, compelling true story of Sameem’s struggle to break free from her past and fight back against her upbringing.

  • Alex Tweddle
    Director
  • Alex Tweddle
    Writer
  • Sameem Ali
    Writer
  • Alex Tweddle
    Producer
  • Sameem Ali
    Key Cast
  • James Buck
    Cinematography
  • Nick McCahearty
    Editor
  • Moritz Schmittat
    Composer
  • Michael Powell
    Sound Designer
  • Jamie Dickinson
    Colourist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kalakari Film Fest
    Dewas
    India
    May 15, 2021
    Nomination - Special award
  • Ealing Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 31, 2020
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    December 29, 2020
    Winner - Best Women's Film
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    April 23, 2021
    Finalist - Short Documentary
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo
    Japan
    February 6, 2021
    Winner - Best Documentary Short
  • Lift-Off Online Sessions Lift-Off Online Sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 18, 2021
    Nomination - Short Documentary
  • Best Director Award
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 30, 2021
    Finalist - Best Director Short Documentary
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    January 20, 2021
    Nomination - Documentary Short Film
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo
    Japan
    February 6, 2021
    Nomination - Best Editing
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo
    Japan
    February 6, 2021
    Nomination - Best Music
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
    İstanbul
    Turkey
    January 29, 2021
    Nomination - Best Documentary Short Film
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    February 5, 2021
    Nomination - Best Documentary Short Film
  • Lisbon CineFest
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    December 15, 2021
    Winner - Best Documentary Short Film
  • Best Documentary Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 28, 2021
    Finalist - Autobiographical Documentary
  • Best Documentary Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 28, 2021
    Winner - Director
  • Best Documentary Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 28, 2021
    Winner - Editor
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    March 5, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection - Best Documentary Short Film
  • EQAD Equality and Diversity Film Festival
    Burton on Trent
    United Kingdom
    March 15, 2021
    Finalist - Best Documentary
  • International Short & Symbolic Art Film Festival (ISAFF)
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    March 27, 2021
    Official Selection - Best Documentary
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    April 2, 2021
    Semi-Finalist - Best Documentary Short Film
  • WIFI Film Festival
    Kansas
    United States
    April 22, 2021
    Official Selection - International Documentary Short
  • Copper Coast International Film Festival
    Swansea
    United Kingdom
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection - Activist film
  • Bristol interfest 2021
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection - Shorts (International)
  • International World Film Awards
    Košice
    Slovakia
    June 30, 2021
    Official Selection - Short Documentary
  • OTB | Only The Best Film Awards
    Miami
    United States
    July 31, 2021
    Winner - Special Award Only The Best Documentary Short
  • MLC Awards
    Wisconsin
    United States
    July 31, 2021
    Nomination - Documentary short
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    August 8, 2021
    Finalist - Best short documentary
  • Spring Grove Caledonia Film Festival
    Spring Grove
    United States
    July 23, 2021
    Official Selection - 30 Short Film Adults age 18 and Above
  • Feel The Reel International Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    July 31, 2021
    Nomination - Short Film (Documentary)
  • Crossroads International Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    October 1, 2021
    Quarter Finalist - Gender Equality Documentary
  • 2022 UK Seasonal Short Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 6, 2021
    Honorable Mention - Documentary Short
  • Cardiff International Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    October 29, 2021
    Official Selection - Documentary
  • Make Art Not Fear
    Porto
    Portugal
    December 3, 2022
    Winner - Best Fearless Short
  • Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival
    Erbil
    Iraq
    October 10, 2021
    Official Selection - Short Documentary
  • The Paus Premieres Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The New York Movie Awards
    New York
    United States
    December 26, 2021
    Best Inspirational Film - Honorable Mention
  • Rotary Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    March 17, 2022
    Official Selection - Documentary
  • Latin America Film Awards
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    January 31, 2022
    Winner - Best Director Short Documentaryry
  • Latin America Film Awards
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    January 31, 2022
    Winner - Best Screenplay Short Documentary
  • Latin America Film Awards
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    January 31, 2022
    Winner Best Editing Short Documentary
  • Latin America Film Awards
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Winner Best Sound Design Short Documentary
  • Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    April 26, 2022
    Official Selection - Short Documentary
  • Paris Women Festival
    Paris
    Canada
    April 5, 2022
    Semi-Finalist - Best short film about women
  • One Earth Awards
    Bangalore
    India
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection - Best Short Film - Documentary
  • London Movie Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 24, 2022
    Official Selection - Short Documentary
  • LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising
    Perm
    Russian Federation
    September 22, 2022
    Official Selection - Short socially oriented documentary film
  • Emerald Coast Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    October 7, 2022
    Official Selection - Documentary
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    Lonodn
    United Kingdom
    September 25, 2022
    Honorable Mention - Best Documentary
  • Philadelphia World Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    September 30, 2022
    Semi-Finalist - Best female centre story short
  • Emerald Coast Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    October 7, 2022
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • Black Cat Award International Film Festival
    Ciudad La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection - All categories
  • Washington Film Awards
    Washington
    United States
    April 28, 2023
    Semi-Finalist: Best Women Emancipation Film
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 1, 2023
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • International Gold Awards
    New York
    United Kingdom
    May 5, 2023
    Winner - Gold Award Best Short Documentary
  • Close Film Festival
    Tabriz city
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    May 31, 2023
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • Paris Film Awards
    Paris
    France
    June 30, 2023
    Official Selection - Short Documentary
  • Lane Doc Fest
    Jackson
    United States
    September 30, 2023
    Finalist - Humanity doc
  • Aasha international film festival
    Maharashtra
    India
    December 15, 2023
    Winner - Best Documentary
Director Biography - Alex Tweddle

Alex was born in Carlisle, a city in the North of England. He attended the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art studying the technical side of theatre, he was then accepted at The London Film School where he studied all aspects of filmmaking. He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and HEAT certified to operate in hostile environments and has worked in some of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Alex has been making what industry colleagues describe as exciting, innovative, high quality films for over 18 years. His work is often daring, edgy, distinctive filmmaking that pushes boundaries both in subject matter and content.

He always aim is to make films that not only entertain but inform and show us a different perspective on life, society and even ourselves. His films have been in-competition at over 40 international film festivals and have won numerous awards.

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Director Statement

The purpose of making Honour Me was to raise awareness of forced marriage and honour killings in the Muslim community in the UK and internationally