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Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate. Mixed-race Sudanese and Russian, she is interested in stories about the complexity of identity. Suzannah is the writer, director, and producer of AL-SIT (2020, Sudan/Qatar), which won several international awards, including three Academy Award qualifying prizes: Best of Fest at LA Shorts; Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival; and Best Short Film at BronzeLens. Her latest short is the experimental desktop documentary VIRTUAL VOICE (2021), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Suzannah is working on her first feature COTTON QUEEN, a magical realist tale set in the cotton fields of Sudan.
Special Mention
Al-Sit
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Guanajuato
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Nuuk Film Festival
Nuuk
2021
Audience Award
Al-Sit
Vigata Film Festival
Sicily
2021
Best Cinematography
Al-Sit
Linz Short Film Festival
2021
SUDU Award
Al-Sit
Quibdo Africa Film Festival
2021
Best International Film
Al-Sit
DC Black Film Festival
2021
Best Short
Al-Sit
Bronzelens Film Festival
2021
Best Short Film & Sakura Award
Al-Sit
Universo Corto
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Zanzibar International Film Festival
2021
Best Director
Al-Sit
Beirut Women International Film Festival
2021
Best of Fest
Al-Sit
LA Shorts
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Ismailia Film Festival
2021
Best Script Award
Al-Sit
Huesca International Film Festival
2021
Audience Award
Al-Sit
Toronto Arab Film Festival
2021
Jury Award
Al-Sit
Busan International Short Film Festival
2021
Excellence in Women's Filmmaking Award
Al-Sit
European Independent Film Festival
Paris
2021
Special Mention
Al-Sit
Malmo Arab Film Festival
2021
Grand Prix
Al-Sit
Tampere Film Festival
2021
Canal+ / Cine+ Award
Al-Sit
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand
2021
Jury Prize for Artistic Vision
Hind's Dream
Ajyal Film Festival
Doha, Qatar
2014
Official Selection
Hind's Dream
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2014
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