2017 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Film: Mahana
Nominated for Best Director: for Mahana

1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Film: for Once Were Warriors
Director: for Once Were Warriors
Best Commerical: for The Importance of the Team
Nominated for Best Commercial: for Bunjy Jump - Instant Kiwi

1994 Montreal Film Festival
Best Film: Once Were Warriors

1994 Venice Film Festival
Anicaflash Prize: for Once Were Warriors

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Commercial (shared with Grant Marshall): for Commonwealth Games commercial