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.
"With the election, our priorities changed," says programming director Cara Cusumano. It became clear that there are very different worlds within this country, and nonfiction storytelling provides such a valuable mode for empathy and communication." We're honored for WHEN GOD SLEEPS to be amongst the impressive slate of political documentaries at this year's Tribeca Film [...]
Our film has been highlighted in the RS article "Tribeca Film Festival 2017: 20 Movies We Can't Wait to See". We're thrilled to be listed amongst this year's fantastic lineup, which includes documentaries about Clive Davis, Whitney Houston, and other transformative people and subjects. Check out the article!
Our premiere on April 20th is selling out fast, so order your tickets now! Click here to find available showtimes. Screenings: April 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM @ Cinépolis Chelsea April 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM @ Regal Cinemas Battery Park April 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM @Cinépolis Chelsea April 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM [...]