2017 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas) 
Nominated for Best Documentary: Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Nominated for Best Documentary Director: for Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Nominated for Best Documentary Editor (with Francis Glenday): for Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Documentary: for The Flight of Te Hookioi

2007 National Geographic All Roads Festival (United States)
Best Short Film: Taua - War Party

2007 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival (Canada)
Honourable Mention for Best Short Drama: Taua - War Party

2006 Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Short Film Drama (Aotearoa) Award: The Speaker

2006 New Zealand Film Festival
Friends of the Civic Award for Best Short Film: The Speaker