2011 Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to the Arts

2000 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
Special Jury Mention - International Competition: Accidents

2000 Algarve International Film Festival (Portugal)
Drama Trophy: Accidents

1996 Cannes Film Festival 
Best Short Film - Critics Week Section: Planet Man

1994 Turin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Italy)
Audience Prize for Best Feature Film: Desperate Remedies

1994 Fantasporto (Portugal)
Nominated for Best International Fantasy Film: Desperate Remedies

1993 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection (Un Certain Regard Section): Desperate Remedies

1993 Sitges Fantastic Film Festival (Spain) 
Nominated for Best Film: Desperate Remedies

1990 San Francisco International Film Festival
Special Jury Award: The Mighty Civic

1988 American Film and Video Festival
Winner: Blue Ribbon: A Death in the Family

1988 Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Artists' Media Awards
Co-Winner: A Death in the Family