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Suzannah Mirghani is a Sudanese-Russian writer, researcher, and media studies/museum studies graduate. She is the writer, director, and producer of AL-SIT (2020), screening on Netflix Middle East, and winner of the Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in 2021 as well as 6 Academy Award qualifying prizes at Tampere Film Festival; LA Shorts; BronzeLens; New Orleans Film Festival; AFI Fest; and Interfilm Berlin. Her latest shorts are the social media satire VIRTUAL VOICE (2021), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival; and a 2022 film about the Sudanese artist Kamala Ishag, commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries. Suzannah is working on her first feature COTTON QUEEN, which won the ArteKino Award at L’Atelier de la Cinefondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.
Best International Medium-Length Film
Al-Sit
Vues d’Afrique
2022
Bagmati Award for Best International Short Film
Al-Sit
Nepal International Film Fest
2022
Best Fiction Film
Al-Sit
16th International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka
2022
Best Cinematography
Al-Sit
Winterfest Film Festival
2022
Best Director
Al-Sit
Winterfest Film Festival
2022
Special Jury Mention
Virtual Voice
Ajyal Film Festival
2021
The Fevoss Solidarity Award
Al-Sit
San Giò Verona Film Festival
2021
Best Narrative Short Film
Al-Sit
Montreal Black Film Festival
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Cairo Shorts Film Festival
2021
Best Director
Al-Sit
Holidays 365 Film Festival
2021
Alice Guy-Blaché Award
Al-Sit
Holidays 365 Film Festival
2021
Best Supporting Actress
Al-Sit
Holidays 365 Film Festival
2021
Best Cinematography
Al-Sit
Holidays 365 Film Festival
2021
Best International Narrative Short Film
Al-Sit
Holidays 365 Film Festival
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Afrykamera
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
El Ojo Cojo
2021
Best International Short Film
Al-Sit
Afordite Shorts
2021
Best Short Film
Al-Sit
Africa International Film Festival
2021
Best Live Action Short
Al-Sit
Interfilm Berlin
2021
Grand Jury Prize Best Live Action Short
Al-Sit
AFI Fest
2021
Best Narrative Short
Al-Sit
New Orleans Film Festival
2021
Best Foreign Film
Al-Sit
Fano Film Festival
2021
Jury Award for Best Short
Al-Sit
Africa in Motion
2021
Best Narrative Short
Al-Sit
Silicon Valley African Film Festival
2021
Best Narrative Short Film
Al-Sit
Montreal International Black Film Festival
2021
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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