2013 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Best Editor - Documentary (shared with James Brown): He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Director - Documentary: for Brother Number One

2009 Outtakes - Dallas Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Best Documentary: An Island Calling

2009 Fifo Documentary Festival (Tahiti)
Grand Prix: An Island Calling

2009 Side by Side Film Festival - St Petersburg Lesbian and Gay Festival (Russia)
Best Film representing Human Values: Georgie Girl

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards (NZ)
Best Documentary: An Island Calling      
Nominated for Best Director - Documentary: for An Island Calling

2008 LesGaiCinemad - International Festival of Lesbian, Gay and Transexual Cinema (Spain)
Best Documentary and Best Director: for An Island Calling

2007 New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Film

2006 Qantas Television Awards (NZ)
Nominated for Best Arts/Festival Documentary: Elgar's Enigma

2006 Media Peace Awards (NZ) 
Highly Commended: 45 Minutes on the Somme

2006 Qantas Media Awards (NZ)
Nominated for Best Direction: for 45 Minutes on the Somme

2006 DOCNZ Documentary Festival
Honourable Mention: 45 Minutes on the Somme

2004 Commonwealth Film Festival (United Kingdom)
Best Documentary (shared with Dawn Hutchesson): for Sheilas: 28 Years On 

2002 NZ Media Peace Awards
Best Film (shared with Peter Wells): for Georgie Girl

2002 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Excellence in Documentary Award (shared with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2002 LesGaiCinemad - International Festival of Lesbian, Gay and Transexual Cinema (Spain)
Best Documentary (shared with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2002 queerDOC Festival (Sydney) 
Audience Award (shared with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2002 Sydney International Film Festival 
Audience Award for Best Documentary (shared with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2002 Creteil International Women's Film Festival (France) 
Public Prize for Best Documentary (shared with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2002 Hawaii International Film Festival 
Nominated for Best Documentary (with Peter Wells): Georgie Girl

2000 Cinemanila - Philippines International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Punitive Damage

2000 Cine Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition (USA)
Golden Eagle in its category: Punitive Damage

2000 San Francisco International Film Festival (USA)
Golden Gate Award: Punitive Damage

2000 Columbus International Film and Video Festival (USA) 
Bronze Plaque: Punitive Damage

2000 Turin International Women's Film Festival (Italy)
Honourable Mention: Punitive Damage

2000 Los Angeles International Documentary Awards (USA)
Nominated for Best Feature: Punitive Damage

1999 Sydney International Film Festival
Audience Award: Punitive Damage

1999 Munich Film Festival
Audience Award: Punitive Damage

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film: Punitive Damage

1999 Media Peace Awards (NZ)
Highly Commended: Punitive Damage