For “MUD”  © 1997:

Official Selection at  Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE, 1998

  1. A Certain Regard Award for Cinematography, Popovo, BULGARIA, 1998
  2. Most Surprising Film Award, Odense Film Festival, DENMARK, 1998
  3. Kodak’s Best Film Award, Sofia Int. Student Film Festival, BULGARIA, 1998
  4. Special Mention of the Jury, Festival Premiers Plans, Angers, FRANCE, 1998
  5. Best Director Award, International Munich Festival, GERMANY, 1997
  6. VFF Young Talent Award, International Munich Festival, GERMANY, 1997
  7. Best Balkan Short Film Award, Short Film Festival in Drama, GREECE, 1997
  8. All-Russian State Cinematography Institute (VGIK) Honorable Diploma, 1997


   For “LEMON IS LEMON” © 2001:

  1. Director’s Citation” Award, Black Maria Film&Video Festival (NJ), 2003
  2. Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor (MI) International Film Festival, 2002
  3. Best Short Documentary Award, Cinequest (San Jose, CA) Film Festival, 2002
  4. The Face of Drugs Award, Palm Springs (CA) International Film Festival, 2001


2009: Alumnus of Sarajevo Talent Campus

2006: Alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus

1994: Alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Fellow of Session 314:
Do Films Matter? The Political, Economic and Moral Impact of Film