WHEN GOD SLEEPS will screen at Filmfestival Kitzbühel on August 25th and 26th, 2017. We're excited to have our Austrian premiere in the heart of the Alps, and hope that those of you in the region can come enjoy FFKB later this month! Tickets and details are available here.
WHEN GOD SLEEPS will have its Irish premiere at the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival this Saturday, 5 August. Now in its 11th year, Guth Gafa showcases the most thought-provoking Irish and international documentaries of the year, and we're proud to be a part of this event! The festival takes place in Kells, County Meath, [...]
WHEN GOD SLEEPS had its German premiere on July 23 at the Munich Film Festival where it screened alongside some of the year's most prominent international documentaries. The opening night screening was followed by a Q&A with director Till Schauder and a live acoustic performance by the film's star, Shahin Najafi. Visit our Facebook page to [...]
We're very excited to share that WHEN GOD SLEEPS has won the International DocFilmMusic Competition — the Golden Heynal Award — at the 57th Krakow Film Festival! Congratulations to the entire production team, Roco Films, Real Fiction Films, Motto Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, Fork Films, ITVS, WDR, Final Frame and everyone else who supported the [...]
Film-Forward has released an insightful piece on WHEN GOD SLEEPS. In it, writer Phil Guie touches upon Shahin Najafi's complex role as both a rebellious musician and a cultural/religious "bridge-builder". Head over to Film-Forward now to read the article!
Check out "Music without borders" at FNE more a closer look into the DocFilmMusic Competition at this year's Krakow Film Festival. WHEN GOD SLEEPS is amongst the music documentaries from around the world that are currently screening at KFF, and we're very excited to be part of the festival's youngest competition category! Visit our festival page for [...]
WHEN GOD SLEEPS will have its European premiere at the 57th Krakow Film Festival, as part of the festival's DocFilmMusic International Competition. The film will screen alongside this year's other prominent music documentaries from around the world. Click here to be redirected to our festival page, where you can find more details! Screening Dates: May 30, [...]
ScreenDaily's new Tribeca Film Festival review of WHEN GOD SLEEPS is out! Anthony Kaufman writes, "Facing fines, prison-time and a hundred lashes for what was deemed blasphemous music by the Iranian right, Najafi left in 2005. But as shown in this intimate and compelling documentary, Najafi still remains very much a target in exile. In [...]
We're very excited to announce that WHEN GOD SLEEPS is an official selection at the inaugural DocLands Documentary Film Festival! Presented by the California Film Institute, the festival will take place in Marin County, California from May 10th to May 14th. Tickets are on sale now and details can be found here.
Director Till Schauder recently spoke in-depth with Salon's Gary Kramer about WHEN GOD SLEEPS, including the concerns he had regarding safety. Read the full interview here.