Festivals & Awards


Kidcinemafest Film Festival, New York, USA, October 2015
Official Selection

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA, October 2015
Official Selection

Cinekid Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2015
Official Selection

Cinemagic Film Festival, Belfast, UK, October 2015
Official Selection

International Children Film Festival, Iran, October 2015
Official Selection

Seoul International Youth Film Festival, South Korea, August 2015
Official Selection

Festival Ojo de Pecado, Valparaiso, Chile, August 2015
Official Selection

Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, July 2015
Official Selection

Belize International Film Festival, Belize, July 2015
Official Selection

FilmFest München, Munich, Germany, June 2015
Official Selection

Kinoklub Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, June 2015
WINNER - Best Feature Film Award from the Children's Jury

Chennai Film Festival, India, June 2015
Official Selection

Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic, June 2015
Official Selection

Seattle International Film Festival, USA, May 2015
Official Selection

Children International Film Festival, Dubai, UEA, April 2015
Official Selection

Barne Film Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, April 2015
WINNER - Film & Kino Children's Film Award

Vittorio Veneto Film Festival, Treviso, Italy, April 2015
Official Selection

Stockholm Film Festival Junior, Sweden, April 2015
WINNER - Grand Jury Prize

Sarasota Film Festival, Florida, USA, April 2015
Official Selection

Guadalajara Film Festival, Mexico, March 2015
Official Selection

Sundance Film Festival, Park City, USA, January 2015
Official Selection

Sur Awards (Academy Awards), Argentina, December 2014
WINNER - Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup

Seminci Film Festival, Valladolid, Spain, October 2014
Official Selection


Mumbai International Film Festival, India, January 2016
Official Selection

Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, January 2016
WINNER - Grand Prize Humanitarian Award

Lifetree Film Festival, Loveland, USA, May 2015
WINNER - Doing Life Award

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, April 2014
World Premiere

Vancouver International Film Festival, BC, Canada, September 2014
Nominated for the VIFF Impact Award


Vancouver International Film Festival, BC, Canada, September 2013
World Premiere

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, CA, USA, February 2014
US Premiere

Mumbai International Film Festival, India, February 2014

Vues d'Afriques, Montreal, Canada, April 2014
Winner, Best Independent Production


Canadian Screen Awards 2014
Lead actress, television film or miniseries - Jessica Lowndes (nominated)


Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, April 2012
World Premiere
Flixist Awards WINNER - Best Narrative Film

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland, July 2012
European Premiere

Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, July 2012
Canadian Premiere

Cool Connections, Moscow, Russia, July 2012

Fantasy Film Fest, Berlin, Germany, August 2012

Film by the Sea, The Netherlands, September 2012

/Slash Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, September 2012


Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival, Seattle, USA, October 2012

Chicago International Film Festival, USA, October 2012

Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Canada, October 2012

Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, France, November 2012


Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway, April 2009

International Film Festival for Children & Youth, Zlin, Czech Repl., May 2009

Ibiza International Film Festival, Spain, May 2009
Winner, Audience Choice Award

Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2009

Munich Film Festival, Germany, June 2009

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2009

Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russia, September 2009

China International Children’s Film Festival, China, September 2009

Atlanta Film Festival, Canada, September 2009

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, October 2009

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, October 2009
Opening Gala Presentation

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, October 2009
First Prize, Children’s Jury, English Language Feature Film

Heartland Film Festival, USA, October 2009
Winner, Audience Award

London Film Festival, UK, October 2009

International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus, November 2009

Tallinn Black Nights ‘Just Film’ Festival, Estonia, November 2009

Cinemagic Film Festival, Belfast, December 2009
1st Prize, Children’s Jury Award for Best English-Language Feature

International Film Festival of  India, December 2009

International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Poland, December 2009
Special Mention, Children’s Jury Award for Best Feature Film

USA Film Festival, Dallas, January 2010

Victoria International Film Festival, January 2010
Winner, Best Canadian Feature Film

Portland International Film Festival, February 2010

Sedona International Film Festival, USA, February 2010
Winner, Director’s Choice Award

BAM! Kids Film Festival, Brooklyn NY, February 2010

Cleveland International Film Festival March 24 & 26 2010

Vail Film Festival April 1 2010
Opening Gala Presentation

Newport Beach Film Festival April 28 2010

Irish Spotlight Presentation, Jury Prize for Best Actor- John Bell

Berkshire International Film Festival June 3-6 2010

Okanagan Film Festival July 25 2010

Winner, Best International Feature

Milwaukee Film Festival September 23-October 3 2010

Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival September 17-19 2010

LA Irish Film Festival October 1-3 2010

Boston Irish Film Festival Special Screening October 21 2010

Town Of Bel Air Film Festival October 22-24 2010


Dove Foundation Seal of Approval

Truly Moving Picture Award

2010 Leo Awards: Nominated for Best Feature Length Drama, Best Director, Best Screenwriting, Best Cinematography, Best Picture Editing, Best Sound Editing

Winner Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama: Vic Sarin, Catherine Spear & Dennis Foon


Ibiza Film Festival, Spain, May 2007
Winner, Best Film / Audience Award

Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, August 2007

Bite The Mango Film Festival, UK, September 2007

Indo-American Arts Society (IAAC) Festival (New York), USA, November 2007

South Asian Literary And Theatre Arts Festival (SALTAF), USA, November 2007

Foyle Film Festival, Derry UK 2008

Barbados International Film Festival, Barbados, December 2008
Winner, Best Film / Best Director

Other Awards & Nominations

CSC Award, 2008
Nominated for Best Cinematography

Genie Awards, 2008
Nominated for Best Cinematography & Best Costume Design 

Leo Awards, 2007
Winner, Best Production Design & Best Sound Editing
Nominated for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenwriting,
Best Cinematography & Best Overall Sound


Tribeca Film Festival, USA, April 2006

Whistler Film Festival, Canada, December 2006

Cairo International Film Festival, December 2006

Cognac Film Festival, June 2007

Other Awards & Nominations

2008 CSC Awards
Winner, Best Cinematography


Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, September 2004

Scottsdale Film Festival, USA, October 2004

Macedonian Film Festival (Toronto), Canada, October 2007