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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1998 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Adult Video News Awards

1996 Won
AVN Award
Best Alternative Adult Film
Exotica (1994)

Atlantic Film Festival

1997 Won
Canadian Award
Best Canadian Film or Video over 60 Minutes
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
The Hanging Garden (1997)

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 Won
Interfilm Award - Honorable Mention
Forum of New Cinema
Family Viewing (1987)

Bodil Awards

2000 Nominated
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)
Felicia's Journey (1999)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

1997 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Cannes Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Captive (2014)
2008 Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Adoration (2008)

Simon, an adolescent with a complex family history, attempts to create his identity while ... More

Simon, an adolescent with a complex family history, attempts to create his identity while overcoming cultural stereotypes. His invented personal story, which he presents to his class, explodes in Internet forums. He must contend both emotionally and intellectually with the issues raised. Using a poetic cinematography, the director presents traditional and contemporary symbols and objects to invite us to re-evaluate existing clichés about the Other or that which is foreign in our own culture and religion.

Nominated
Palme d'Or
Adoration (2008)
2005 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
1999 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Felicia's Journey (1999)
1997 Won
Grand Prize of the Jury
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
1994 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Exotica (1994)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Exotica (1994)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1998 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Best Screenplay
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
1996 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Exotica (1994)

Chicago International Film Festival

1994 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Exotica (1994)
1989 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Speaking Parts (1989)

Chlotrudis Awards

2012 Won
Hall of Fame
2000 Won
Taskforce Award
1998 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Directors Guild of Canada

2010 Nominated
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction - Feature Film
Chloe (2009)
Nominated
DGC Team Award
Outstanding Team Achievement in a Feature Film
Chloe (2009)
Shared with:
2006 Nominated
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Direction - Feature Film
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Nominated
DGC Team Award
Outstanding Feature Film
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction - Feature Film
Ararat (2002)
Nominated
DGC Team Award
Outstanding Achievement in a Feature Film
Ararat (2002)
Shared with:

Durban International Film Festival

2003 Won
Best Direction
Ararat (2002)
Won
Best Film
Ararat (2002)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1995 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Exotica (1994)
Canada.

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

1997 Won
Jury Award
Best Film
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Tied with Ma vie en rose (1997).

Gemini Awards

1998 Nominated
Gemini
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach (1997)
For episode "Sarabande".
1989 Nominated
Gemini
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Looking for Nothing (1988)

Genie Awards

2010 Nominated
Genie
Best Screenplay, Original
Adoration (2008)
2006 Won
Genie
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
2003 Won
Genie
Best Motion Picture
Ararat (2002)
Shared with:
Nominated
Genie
Best Screenplay, Original
Ararat (2002)
2000 Won
Genie
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Nominated
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Felicia's Journey (1999)
1997 Won
Genie
Best Motion Picture
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Shared with:
Best Achievement in Direction
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Nominated
Genie
Best Screenplay
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
1994 Won
Genie
Best Motion Picture
Exotica (1994)
Shared with:
Best Achievement in Direction
Exotica (1994)
Best Screenplay, Original
Exotica (1994)
1993 Nominated
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Calendar (1993)
Best Screenplay
Calendar (1993)
1991 Nominated
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
The Adjuster (1991)
1990 Nominated
Genie
Best Motion Picture
Speaking Parts (1989)
Best Achievement in Direction
Speaking Parts (1989)
Best Screenplay, Original
Speaking Parts (1989)
1988 Nominated
Genie
Best Motion Picture
Family Viewing (1987)
Best Achievement in Direction
Family Viewing (1987)
Best Screenplay
Family Viewing (1987)
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Family Viewing (1987)
Shared with:
1985 Nominated
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Next of Kin (1984)

Independent Spirit Awards

1998 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Canada.
1996 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Exotica (1994)
Canada.

Locarno International Film Festival

1988 Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Family Viewing (1987)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1997 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival

2009 Won
Master of Cinema
1984 Won
Interfilm Award - Honorable Mention
Next of Kin (1984)
Won
Mannheim Film Ducat
Next of Kin (1984)

Moscow International Film Festival

1991 Won
Special Jury Prize
The Adjuster (1991)
Nominated
Golden St. George
The Adjuster (1991)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1998 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Best Screenplay
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1997 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Online Film & Television Association

1998 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Canadian Film
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Shared with:
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Shared with:
Best Drama Picture
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Shared with:
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Sant Jordi Awards

1999 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Satellite Awards

2000 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Felicia's Journey (1999)
1998 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture Screenplay - Adaption
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Society of Texas Film Critics Awards

1997 Won
STFC Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
2nd place
STFC Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

1998 2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Sudbury Cinéfest

1994 Won
Best Canadian Film
Exotica (1994)
1991 Won
Best Ontario Feature
The Adjuster (1991)
Won
Best Canadian Film
The Adjuster (1991)

São Paulo International Film Festival

1997 Won
Special Jury Award
Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach (1997)
Shared with:

Taormina International Film Festival

1993 Won
Special Jury Prize
Calendar (1993)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

1998 Won
TFCA Award
Best Director
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Toronto International Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation
Adoration (2008)
1997 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Tied with The Hanging Garden (1997).
1994 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
Exotica (1994)
1991 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
The Adjuster (1991)
1987 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
Family Viewing (1987)

USC Scripter Award

1998 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Shared with:

Valladolid International Film Festival

2008 Nominated
Golden Spike
Adoration (2008)
2002 Nominated
Golden Spike
Ararat (2002)
1999 Nominated
Golden Spike
Felicia's Journey (1999)
1997 Won
Golden Spike
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Won
Youth Jury Award
Competition
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
1991 Won
Golden Spike
The Adjuster (1991)
Tied with Thelma & Louise (1991).

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2003 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director - Canadian Film
Ararat (2002)

Vancouver International Film Festival

1989 Won
Best Canadian Screenplay
Speaking Parts (1989)

Writers Guild of Canada

2006 Nominated
WGC Award
Feature Film
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
2003 Won
WGC Award
Ararat (2002)
1998 Won
WGC Award
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Yerevan International Film Festival

2004 Won
Grand Prix - Golden Apricot
Best Film
Ararat (2002)

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