Fuuse’s commitment to promoting human rights, gender equality, freedom of expression and intercultural dialogue has been acknowledged through multiple awards and nominations for several of our projects.


2023: Fuuse founder Deeyah Khan receives the Blanche Major Reconciliation Award on the basis of her approach to conflict resolution, peace-making and reconciliation.

2023: Deeyah Khan receives the Empathy Prize in recognition of her non-violent communication approach and empathetic documentary film work.

2023: Deeyah Khan named as finalist for Global Pluralism Award for her work countering extremism.


2022: Deeyah Khan received the Anders Jahres Humanitarian Foundation’s Culture Prize, an annual award that recognises excellence within Norwegian arts and culture.


2021: Peabody Award win for Muslim in Trump’s America

2021: BAFTA Award win for America’s War on Abortion in the Current Affairs category

2021: Deeyah Khan nominated for a BAFTA TV Craft Award in the best Director: Factual category for America’s War on Abortion

2021: Best Documentary award win for America’s War on Abortion at the Edinburgh TV Festival

2021: Muslim in Trump’s America nomination for Best News/Current Affairs Programme at the Broadcast Awards

2021: Muslim in Trump’s America receives Edinburgh TV Festival award nomination for Best Documentary 

2021: America’s War on Abortion makes the shortlist for the Best Current Affairs Documentary category at the Grierson Awards

2021: Muslim in Trump’s America receives a nomination for best Foreign Affairs Journalism at the British Journalism Awards

2021: America’s War on Abortion nominated for best Foreign Affairs Journalism at the British Journalism Awards

2021: AIB Media Awards nomination for America’s War on Abortion in the International Affairs category.


2020: Fritt Ord Foundation Prize goes to Deeyah Khan for her ‘socially relevant and timely’ Fuuse work tackling extremism.

2020: Deeyah Khan awarded the Schwarzkopf Europe Award for her commitment to making the experiences of minorities in Europe more visible through her Fuuse productions.


2019: The American Psychological Association awarded White Right: Meeting the Enemy the Best Short Film Award at its convention in Chicago.

2019: White Right: Meeting the Enemy wins the Jury Award for “excellence in documenting a human rights issue” at the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival in the USA.

2019: Karachi’s Kathak Dancers nominated in the ‘Digital Documentary’ category at the New York Festival – TV & Film Awards

2019: Fuuse founder, Deeyah Khan nominated for an Asian Woman of Achievement Award in the ‘Social and humanitarian’ category


2018: Emmy Award for White Right: Meeting the Enemy

2018: BAFTA Award nomination for White Right: Meeting the Enemy

2018: Deeyah Khan wins a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award in the ‘Director – Documentary’ category for White Right: Meeting the Enemy

2018: Fuuse founder Deeyah Khan awarded an honorary degree by Emerson College for her achievements as a filmmaker

2018: White Right: Meeting the Enemy receives the PeaceJam Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, awarded to outstanding television films that embody the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize.

2018: White Right: Meeting the Enemy wins the BBC News and Factual Award at the Women in Film and TV awards sponsored by Sky.

2018: Deeyah Khan (Director) and Darin Prindle (Producer) award winners at the Rory Peck Awards in the Sony Impact Award category for Current Affairs. The nomination recognizes their fearless work in making ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’.

2018: White Right: Meeting the Enemy selected as a finalist in the Broadcast Category at the Frontline Club Awards.

2018: White Right: Meeting the Enemy won the Asian Media Award for the Best Investigation category.


2017: Islam’s Non-Believers nominated in the category for Best Investigation at the Asian Media Awards

2017: Fuuse received two nominations at the Creative Diversity Network Awards for Production Company of the Year and Best Current Affairs program for Jihad


2016: Deeyah Khan becomes the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity

2016: Deeyah Khan awarded Telenor’s Culture Prize for the work she produces through Fuuse

2016: JIHAD nominated in the category for Best Documentary on Current Affairs at the 2016 Grierson Awards

2016: sister-hood awarded Best Website at the Asian Media Awards

2016: Fuuse founder Deeyah Khan awarded Norway’s Peer Gynt Prize chosen by the Norwegian Parliament for her work promoting Norway on the global stage.

2016: BAFTA nomination for Jihad.

2016: Best Short Documentary award for Jihad at the NYC Independent Film Festival.

2016: JIHAD nominated for a Golden Nymph Award at Monte-Carlo TV Festival

2016: Deeyah Khan named a commended finalist at the Red Women of the Year awards for multiple Fuuse productions including sister-hood.

2016: Deeyah Khan was Awarded Gunnar Sønstebys Memorial Fund, which was established in 2015, in the memory of Gunnar Sønsteby. The purpose of this award is to honour those individuals or organisations who has emerged as a courageous defender of the fundamental values of democracy and helped to ensure the country’s freedom and independence.


2015: Norwegian Ministry of Arts & Culture Human Rights Award for Jihad.

2015: University of Oslo’s Human Rights Award for our films and events including Fuuse Forum and World Woman, raising awareness of women’s voices.

2015: Plan Jentepris (Girls award which is held on every 11 October, International Day of the Girl Child) from its Norwegian branch for Banaz, World Woman and for raising awareness of honour violence, forced marriage and FGM.


2014: Iranian Woman CD receives the German Phonographic Critics Award


2013: Deeyah was shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award for the work of Fuuse art & activism

2013: Bergen International Film Festival Award for Banaz

2013: Emmy Award for Best International Current Affairs Film for Banaz.

2013: Peabody Award for Banaz

2013: Banaz nominated for Royal Television Society (RTS) Award


2012: Ossietzky prize which is Norwegian PEN´s prize for outstanding achievements within the field of freedom of expression