Awards & Recognition

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA – FEATURE ACCESS PROJECT 
JAYA Feature Screenplay

FILM INDEPENDENT’S SCREENWRITING LAB 
JAYA Feature Screenplay

BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarter-finalist

NANTUCKET SCREENWRITERS COLONY
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Semi-finalist

CINESTORY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarter-finalist

BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITERS RESIDENCY
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarter-finalist

FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarter-finalist

STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS
Semi-finalist

DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
Jury Award – Student Winner

BAFTA STUDENT AWARDS
Finalist

CINE GOLDEN EAGLE
Award Winner

ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Best of the Fest” Award

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Silver Palm Award

CAAMFEST
APCA Award for “Best Student Film”

DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Film” Award – Student Winner

34TH BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL
Jury’s Stellar Award for “Best Narrative Film”

INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS, BERLIN
“Best Junior Acting” Award – Faimida Shaikh

LAKESHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Deluxe’s Canada First Award 
People’s Choice Award 
City of Toronto “Best Actress” Award – Faimida Shaikh

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL CULTURE FILM FESTIVAL
Jury Award

WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Student Film” Award

LOS ANGELES LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL
Special Festival Mention

SEATTLE SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Short Film” Audience Award

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL
Special Festival Mention

BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Acting” Award – Faimida Shaikh

MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Director of a Foreign Language Film” Nomination – Puja Maewal
“Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film” Nomination – Faimida Shaikh
“Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film” Nomination – Jaihind Kumar

AHMEDNAGAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Special Festival Mention

LOS ANGELES FILM REVIEW INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Honorable Mention for Best Foreign Language Short

ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL & AWARDS
Special Recognition Award

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM COMPETITION – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Finalist

NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION – USA FILM FESTIVAL
Finalist

UCLA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT
“Best Film” Award
“Best Screenplay” Award

CAUCUS FOR PRODUCERS, WRITERS & DIRECTORS FOUNDATION
Grant Award Winner