Bangkok International Film Festival 2006 - Golden Kinnaree Award - Best Film for Water (2005)
Cannes Film Festival 1991 - Golden Camera - Special Mention for Sam & Me (1991)
Genie Awards 2003 - Genie - Best Screenplay, Original for Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
L.A. Outfest 1997 - Audience Award - Outstanding Narrative Feature for Fire (1996) Tied with Broadway Damage (1997).
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival 1996 - Special Prize of the Jury for Fire (1996)
Newport International Film Festival 2003 - Student Jury Award for Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
Sarasota Film Festival 2003 - Audience Award - Best Comedy for Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
Toronto Female Eye Film Festival 2005 - Honorary Director Award Valladolid International Film Festival 2005 - Youth Jury Award - Competition for Water (2005) Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2006 - VFCC Award - Best Director - Canadian Film for Water (2005) Vancouver International Film Festival 1996 - Most Popular Canadian Film for Fire (1996) Verona Love Screens Film Festival 1997 - Best Film for Fire (1996)