• Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, 2011 (Saving Face)
  • Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Short, 2009 (The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner)
  • Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form, 2010 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Short-listed for Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2008 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary – Tribeca Film Festival, 2003 (Chiefs)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary – American Film Institute Dallas Fest, 2008 (Iron Ladies of Liberia)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary – South by Southwest Film Festival, 2008 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Audience Award, Best Documentary – South by Southwest Film Festival, 2008 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Audience Award, Best Documentary – Denver Film Festival, 2008 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Audience Award, Best Documentary Short – Aspen Shortsfest, 2008 (Come Back to Sudan)
  • IDA Award Nomination, Best Documentary Short, 2010 (The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner)
  • Best Political Documentary – Banff Television Awards, 2008 (Iron Ladies of Liberia)
  • Special Jury Award, Best Documentary – Banff Television Awards, 2008 (Iron Ladies of Liberia)
  • Millennium Award – One World Television Festival 2008 (Iron Ladies of Liberia)
  • Silver Telly Award – 2011 (Why We Fly)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Masters Award – 2009 (The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Masters Award – 2009 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Award – 2011 (Why We Fly)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Award – 2009 (The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Award – 2009 (They Killed Sister Dorothy)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Award – 2008 (Come Back to Sudan)
  • Emmy Winner, Best Program Feature, Heartland Region, 2005 (Common Good: Down by the Riverside)
  • Emmy Winner, Best Target Audience Program, Heartland Region, 2005 (Common Good: Strong and Disabled)
  • Emmy Winner, Best Topical Documentary, Heartland Region, 2005 (Common Good: Living in the City)
  • Emmy Winner Best Cultural Documentary, Heartland Region, 2007 (Big Blue Bear)
  • Emmy Nomination, Best Current Issues Documentary, Heartland Region, 2010 (Come Back to Sudan)
  • Emmy Nomination, Best Current Issues Documentary, Heartland Region, 2004 (Reading Your Rights)