Awards

2020 Giving Life: A Risky Proposition

  • 2012 David A Andelman and Pamela Title Award for Best international report showing a concern for the human condition-2020 Giving Life: A Risky Proposition. Camera Craig Matthew

2020 Report Peace Corps-A Trust Betrayed

  • 2012 Peabody Award, 2020 Report Peace Corps-A Trust Betrayed. Camera - Craig Matthew
  • 2012 Gracie Award, 2020 Report Peace Corps-A Trust Betrayed. Camera - Craig Matthew 
  • 2011 Peabody Award for investigative reporting -  ABC News Brian Ross 2020 Peace Corps -  A Trust Betrayed. Camera-Craig Matthew
  • 2011 Gracie Award for for investigative reporting -  ABC News Brian Ross 2020 Peace Corps - A Trust Betrayed. Camera-Craig Matthew
  • 2010 Goldsmith award finalist for investigative reporting - ABC News Brian Ross 2020 Peace Corps - ATrust Betrayed. Camera - Craig Matthew

King Leopold’s Ghost

Craig Matthew - Cinematographer

  • 2006 Best Documentary Bermuda Documentary Film Festival
  • 2006 Official Selection Maryland Film Festival
  • 2006 Best Documentary Santa Barbara Film Festival
  • 2006 Best Documentary and Honourable Mention Mumbai Film Festival
  • 2006 Official Selection Palm Springs Film Festival
  • 2006 Official Selection Seattle Film Festival
  • 2006 Best Documentary Pan African Film Festival

Excerpt from review in Variety for King Leopold’s Ghost:
“Craig Matthew’s glistening color hi-def lensing presents an almost blindingly beautiful country covered in vast patches of green forest, which the ferociously churning Congo River cuts through. Such beauty is all the more poignant as the film, supported by the talking head expertise of a bevy of historians and experts, relates the bloody saga of Belgium’s King Leopold II, who assumed the throne in 1865 and enviously watched as larger European neighbors gobbled up African lands for their resources.”
Please see full review at: variety.com/2006/film/reviews/king-leopold-s-ghost-1200517675

ABC News 20/20, Peace at What Price:

  • 2005 Daniel Pearl Award ICIJ - ABC News 20/20, Peace at What Price: Investigating UN Misconduct in Congo documenting systematic sexual exploitation of girls and boys by UN peacekeepers and civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Awards for Ochre and Water – Himba chronicles from the Land of Kaoko 

  • Shown at the Amakula Kampala International Film Festival in Kampala Uganda in May 2004. 
  • Selected for the Prix Leonardo in Parma, 2003
  • Selected by the Youth Millennium Project, funded by UNICEF, to be distributed in Canada and South Africa for discussions on globalization and culture.
  • Selected by Reel to Real youth project, Canada
  • Used  for teaching at academic institutions around the world
  • Judged best documentary on “sustainable futures” and best documentary on “globalisation” at PRIX LEONARDO, Parma,  April 2003
  • Selected for The Open Frame International Festival and Forum on Public Broadcasting and Cultural Diversity, New Delhi, India August 2003 (UNESCO)
  • Winner together with “Chavez, the revolution will not be televised” of the 2003 Three Continents Film Festival.
  • Selected for “Planet in Focus” film festival September 2003
  • Best Documentary, Three Continents Film Festival, 2003
  • Selected to be shown at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington
  • Selected as one of the Best of Input 2002 – Rotterdam 
  • Nominated at Banff Television Festival for best social documentary.
  • Jury prize at Banff Television Festival 2002
  • Runner up in critics prize at Banff Television Festival 2002 Canada
  • BEST OF Telluride MOUNTAINFILM 2002:  OCHRE AND WATER -   “A brilliant revelation and evocation of a culture at risk.  An outstanding example of a filmmaker's dedication to his subject and skill at letting the  tribe tell its own story.  For now, the tribe has won; we can only hope that they will prevail in the future.”
  • Selected to be shown at the Earth Summit Film Festival in Johannesburg, 2002
  • Selected to be shown at the G8 conference Afrikabeat film festival in Calgary, Canada
  • Selected to be shown at the International Conference against racism in Durban, 2002
  • Selected to be shown at the Human Rights Festival at the University of Cape Town, 2002
  • Selected for the Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago, 2002
  • Honoured by the National Geographic Society and Recipient of the Earthwatch Institute 2001 Award. (U.S.A)
  • Winner of the Best environmental Film at the Japanese Wildlife Film Festival in August 2001 
  • Selected for the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2001.
  • Recipient of the Apollo Award  in October 2001 for best documentary, at the Apollo Film Festival, South Africa.
  • Earthwatch Institute Award, 2001
  • Best environmental Film at the Japanese Wildlife Film Festival
  • Apollo Award for Best Documentary, Apollo Film Festival, 2001
  • NTA Stone Award for Best Documentary, 2001 
  • Recipient of the NTVA Stone awards for best Documentary, directing, camerawork, sound design and final mix, soundtrack and production. 
  • Selected for Bilan du Film Ethnographique, Paris; 
  • Shown at countless Human Rights Film Festivals all over the world

River of Memory

  • Best Environmental Documentary, Festival Riu, 2002

Lifelines of Western Namibia - Ephemeral Rivers and Their Catchments

  • Jury Chairman's award, 3rd International Environmental film Festival, 1997

This Crazy Thing Called Grace - Desmond Tutu and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • Honorable Mention, 45th Annual Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 1997

Mercury-An Island Diary

  • Best Independent Production, International Canadian Film Fesival, 1995
  • Gold Award in the environmental section, Festival of Nations at Ebenzee, 1995
  • Best of the Festival award at the Festival of Nations in Ebenmee, 1995
  • Special Mention, 14th International Environmental Film Festival in Ebenzee, 1995
  • Special Mention, 14th International Environmental Film Festival, 1995
  • 2 Gold medals from the National Television Association of South Africa, 1996
  • Green Screen Environmental Festival (London, UK)