Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (1991)

Best Short Film, Live Action

Bronx Cheers (1990)

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Camera [Nominee] (1995)


Cafe Society (1995)

Chicago International Film Festival

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (2000)

New Directors Competition

Two Family House (2000)

Deauville Film Festival

Grand Special Prize [Nominee] (2000)


Two Family House (2000)

Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

Madoff (2016)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Screenplay

Two Family House (2000)

FOCAL International Awards

FOCAL Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012)

International Documentary Association

Video Source Award [Nominee] (2012)


Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012)

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

US/International Award [Winner] (2006)

CinemaJAZZ Feature

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2006)

Nashville Film Festival

Audience Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Feature

Tied with Loggerheads (2005), Hustle & Flow (... More

Tied with Loggerheads (2005), Hustle & Flow (2005) and The Aryan Couple (2004).


The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Audience Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Narrative Feature
Runner-Up

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Audience Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Feature

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Shanghai International Film Festival

Golden Goblet [Nominee] (2006)

Best Film

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Sundance Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (2006)

Documentary

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2006)

Audience Award [Winner] (2000)

Dramatic

Two Family House (2000)