A Land Imagined
- Winner of El Gouna Golden Star for Narrative Film, at El Gouna Film Festival 2018
- Winner of the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), Grand Prize of the City of Locarno at the Locarno Filmfestival 2018
- Winner of the Boccalino d’Oro Award for Best Actress Locarno Filmfestival 2018
- Winner of the 1st prize of the Junior Jury Locarno Filmfestival 2018
- Special mention from the Ecumenical Jury Locarno Filmfestival 2018
Waiting for Giraffes
- Winner of the Special Jury Mention for Vivid Metaphorical Portrayal of Palestine-Israel Conflict Tragedy at Flahertiana
Men who saved the World
- Winner of 5 awards for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Story, Best Child Actor, Best Production Design, 27th Malaysian Film Festival 2015.
40 Days of Silence
- Winner Special Jury Prize, Festival International du Film de la Femme 2014.
- Winner Golden Alhambra Award, Granada Cines del Sur Film Festival 2014.
- Honorable mention at Hotdocs 2011.
- Winner Michel Mitrani Prize, FIPA 2012.
- Winner of the CANVAS Award for Best Film at MOOOV 2017
- Winner of the CICAE Art Cinema award in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2017.
I Know You Are There
- Winner of the Special Mention in the 'First film' section at Visions du Reel 2017
The Dream of Shahrazad
- Winner of the Best South African Documentary Award, 36th Durban International Film Festival 2015.
- Winner of Best Freedom Film, Luxor African Film Festival 2015.
- Nominated for Best Documentary, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2015.
The World Belongs To Us
- Winner Best Original Score, Magritte Awards 2014.
- Nominated for Best Film and Best Production Design, Magritte Awards 2014.
The Light Thief
- Winner of Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize, Eurasia International Film Festival 2010.
- Winner of the Spirit Award at EIDF 2017
- Winner of the Silver Nanook Award - for the discovery of new Subjects and new Heroes at Flahertiana 2017
- Winner of the DocsBarcelona TV3 Award for Best Documentary at Docs Barcelona 2017.
- Winner of the Audience Award FIDADOC
- Winner of the Audience Award at Films De Femmes Créteil 2017
- Winner of Zeno Mountain Award at the Miami Film Festival 2017
- Winner of the Best Feature in The Latin American Competition at the International Documentary Film Festival It's All True 2017
- Winner of the Best Female-directed documentary at IDFA 2016
- Winner of the Dutch “TV-Beelden” for best documentary.
- Winner BankGiro Loterij IDFA Audience Award, IDFA 2014.
- Nominated for a Golden Calf for Best feature documentary, Dutch Film Festival 2015.
Kurai, Kurai- Tales of the Wind
- Winner Guimet Prize, Vesoul Asian IFF 2015 and the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts in Paris.
- Winner Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition, Miami International Film Festival 2013.