festivals & awards

My Name is Salt has been selected by more than 80 international festivals and nominated in more than 50 competitions, winning a total of 34 distinctions.

This made it the most successful Swiss film of its festival season and one of the most successful documentaries worldwide.

  • Winner IDFA Amsterdam First Appearance Competition 2013
  • Winner Hong Kong IFF Documentary Competition 2014
  • Winner DocumentaMadrid Feature Length Documentary Competition 2014
  • Winner Edinburgh IFF Documentary Competition 2014
  • Winner German Camera Award 2014
  • Winner Cinematography Award, BIDF Budapest 2014
  • Winner Pelicam Documentary Film Festival, Tulcea 2014
  • Winner Food Film Festival, Amsterdam 2014
  • Winner Small Gate of Freedom Award, Gdansk 2014
  • Winner CinemAmbiente Iren Award, Torino 2014
  • Winner Best Documentary Award, Baikal Film Festival Irkutsk 2014
  • Winner Feature Length Award, Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto, Trento 2014
  • Winner Prix Anthropologie et Dév. Durable, Festival Jean Rouch Paris 2014
  • Winner Grand Prix Filmer Le Travail, Poitiers 2015
  • Winner Best Film Award, EcoCup, Moscow 2015
  • Winner Best of Fest Award, CMS Vatavaran, New Delhi 2015
  • Winner Best Cinematography Award, CMS Vatavaran, New Delhi 2015
  • Winner Audience Award, Provinziale, Eberswalde 2015
  • Winner Platinum Award, World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta 2015
  • Winner Bronze Drop, World Water Forum, Daegu/South Korea 2015
  • Winner Horizonte-Award, 5-Seen-Filmfestival, Starnberg 2015
  • Winner Aljazeera Documentary Film Festival, Doha 2015
  • Winner Best Documentary, BaNeFF doc:short, Stockholm 2015
  • Winner Best Feature Length Documentary, MIFF, Mumbai 2016
  • Winner Best Cinematography, MIFF, Mumbai 2016
  • Winner Young Jury Award, Pêcheurs du Monde, Lorient 2016
  • Winner Outstanding Excellence Award, IFFEHC, Jakarta 2016
  • Honorable Mention, DocsDF Mexico City 2014
  • Honorary Mention, FICA, Goiàs 2015
  • Special Jury Mention, Bled Film Festival 2014
  • Special AWFJ Jury Mention, Edinburgh IFF 2014
  • Special Jury Mention, DokuFest Prizren 2014
  • Special Jury Mention ExtravagantIndia, Paris 2015
  • Third Prize, BIFED Ecological Documentary Film Festival, Bozcaada 2014
  • Nomination for Best Editing, German Camera Award 2014
  • Nomination Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award 2015
  • Long-listed for the One World Media Award 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) FIFE Paris 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Planete+Doc Festival, Warsaw 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) DOK.fest, Munich 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Encounters, Johannesburg 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Los Angeles Film Festival 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Melbourne IFF 2014
  • Official Selection Baltic Sea Doc Forum, Riga 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Message to Man, St. Petersburg 2014
  • Official Selection European Film Fest, Szczecin 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) Vancouver IFF 2014
  • Official Selection Guth Gaffa Film Festival, Ireland 2014
  • Official Selection DocsBuenosAires 2014
  • Official Selection International People Film Festival, New-Caledonia 2014
  • Official Selection Viennale, Vienna 2014
  • Official Selection Camerimage, Bydgoszcz 2014
  • Official Selection EthnoFilmFest München 2014
  • Official Selection International Film Festival of India, Goa 2014
  • Official Selection Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival 2014
  • Official Selection Cinema Verité Film Festival, Tehran 2014
  • Official Selection Tbilisi Film Festival 2014
  • Official Selection iDOCS International Documentary Forum, Beijing 2014
  • Official Selection (in competition) FIC, San Cristobal de las Casas 2015
  • Official Selection Solothurner Filmtage 2015
  • Official Selection DocPoint, Helsinki and Tallinn 2015
  • Official Selection Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Sofia International Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Films de Femmes, Creteil 2015
  • Official Selection Environmental Film Festival, Washington DC 2015
  • Official Selection Food For Real Film Festival, Liverpool 2015
  • Official Selection Ecofalante, São Paulo 2015
  • Official Selection Europe On Screen Festival, Jakarta 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Ecozine, Zaragoza 2015
  • Official Selection Human Rights Nights, Bologna 2015
  • Official Selection EDOC, Quito 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Green Film Festival, San Francisco 2015
  • Official Selection UnderHillFest, Podgorica 2015
  • Official Selection Festival International du Film, La Rochelle 2015
  • Official Selection Haifa Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Viscult, Joensuu 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Planet in Focus, Toronto 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Biberacher Filmtage 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) Film South Asia, Katmandu 2015
  • Official Selection (in competition) planeta.doc, Brazil 2016
  • Official Selection (in competition) SEFF, Bosnia and Croatia 2016
  • Official Selection (opening film) NAFA Film Festival Bergen, Norway 2016
  • Official Selection (in competition) SunChild Yerewan, Armenia 2016

yellow = festival screenings, orange = screenings in competition, red = awards

 

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