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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 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 short is the experimental documentary/social media satire 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.
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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