HALEEMA premieres in Finland!

The Tampere Human Rights Film Festival will screen HALEEMA next week, November 8th at 6pm.

Tampere Human Rights Film Festival is the first film festival focusing on human rights issues in the Northern Europe. The event was organized for the first time last year.

The theme of the second edition of the festival is water and nutrition. The program consists of both feature-length documentaries and short films. All the films are either spoken or subtitled in English

For more information please visit their Webpage.


Best Cinematography in a Short Film at IFF in San Francisco

Congratulations Ali Sadeghpoor Moghadas for winning Best Cinematography in a Short at the Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco. Haleema’s team is very proud that you are among the Sepanta Award Winners 2014. Way to go!

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HALEEMA back in the Bay Area

The Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco will screen HALEEMA on Sunday, September 28th at 11am as part of their shorts program. Get your tickets now and join Ali Moghadas for a Q&A.

HALEEMA in India!

The “Voices From The Waters” Film Festival in Bangalore will screen HALEEMA during the festival from September 11-14 in the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Seating is free on a first come first served base. If you are in Indie be a part of this important event!

“We are going through a phase of uncertain climatic conditions of unseasonal gale and storm, heat wave and cold wave, melting Antarctica and rising seas gobbling up the landmass, increasing desertification and so on. The festival offers you a glimpse into all these and more – the struggle, the hopes and despair, the success stories…”

This is not only HALEEMA’s India premiere but also the first time every that one of my films is screened in a film festival in India. 🙂


HALEEMA in Montreal!

The Montreal International Black Film Festival screens HALEEMA on September 27th in the Special Short Cuts lineup. The program starts at 1pm at the Ancien Cinéma ONF. Get your tickets now!



HALEEMA just won Best Drama Short at the 2014 Good Dog! International Film Festival in Sydney. Way to go Scout!

HALEEMA in Chicago

HALEEMA will screen at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago in the shorts program “International Visions” on Monday, August 11 at 6.15pm. Hope to see you there.

HALEEMA selected Independent Short Finalist of the Cine Gear Film Series 2014

I am pleased to announce that HALEEMA is one of the Independent Short Finalists of the Film Series during the Cine Gear Expo at the Studios at Paramount.

The screening will be on June 5th at 7.25pm in Screening Room #5. Tickets are $10.00. More information on their page. CGELA2014-513x183ani

Best Short Film for HALEEMA at Tiburon International Film Festival

The film gods are with us in April. HALEEMA won Best Short Film at the Tiburon International Film Festival. I am very proud about our second win this month. Way to go team!

Best Short for HALEEMA at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

There are many awards at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival but just one for Best Short Film. I am very proud to announce that HALEEMA just won this prestigious award!

Congratulations to cast and crew for a job well done! <3