2018 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Film and Television 

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Short Film: Ebony Society

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Feature Film: Boy

2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film (with Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael and Merata Mita): Boy

2010 SPADA Screen Industry Awards (NZ Screen Production and Development Association)
Independent Producer of the Year (shared with Cliff Curtis)

2009 Dreamspeakers International Film Festival (Canada)
Best Short Film: Mokopuna

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Picture - Budget over $1 Million (with Cliff Curtis and Taika Waititi): Eagle vs Shark

2007 WIFT NZ Awards (Women in Film and Television New Zealand)
Achievement in Film

2006 Flickerfest (Australia)
Coopers Award for Best Film: Tama Tū

2005 Berlin Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, Honourable Mention - Panorama Section: Tama Tū

2005 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film (with Taika Waititi): Two Cars, One Night

2005 Sundance Film Festival (United States)
Honourable Mention in Short Film Making: Tama Tū

2005 Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Fiction Short Film: Tama Tū

2005 Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden)
First Prize - Short Film Competition: Tama Tū

2005 St Tropez Film Festival (France)
Honourable Jury Mention: Tama Tū

2005 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (United States)
Best Live Action Short: Tama Tū

2005 VC LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (United States)
Linda Mabalot New Director's/New Visions Award: Tama Tū

2005 Aspen Shortsfest (United States)
Special Jury Prize: Tama Tū

2005 Indianapolis International Film Festival (United States)
Grand Jury Prize for Best Short (tied with Solo un Cargador): Tama Tū

2004 National Geographic All Roads Festival (United States)
Second Place Audience Awards: Tama Tū 

2007 WIFT NZ Awards (Women in Film and Television New Zealand)
Emerging Producer of the Year

2004 Berlin Film Festival
Best Short Film – Panorama Section: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Aspen Film Festival
Best Drama: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Oberhausen Film Festival (Germany)
Prize of the Cinema Jury: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Newport Film Festival (United States)
Jury Prize: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Hamburg Short Film Festival
Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Seattle Film Festival
Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Live Action Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 National Geographic's All Roads Festival (United States)
Audience Award: Two Cars, One Night

2004 AFI Los Angeles Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize for Best International Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Larry Parr and Grant Lahood): for Kombi Nation
Nominated for Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night