AWARDS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINATION (KEW GARDENS FESTIVAL OF CINEMA) for the role of Samir ‘My Name is Somebody’ directed by Orges Bakalli

BEST ROMANTIC COMEDY NOMINATION (AUSTIN COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL) ‘The Broken Ship’ directed by Sean Welsi

BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD ‘Broken Wing’ KATRA Film Series NYC directed by Danny Monico

BEST ACTOR WIN (FLATHEAD LAKE INTERNATIONAL CINEMAFEST) for for the Role of Gregory in ‘Chicken Killer’ directed by Kyle Andrews

BEST FILM (NY INDIE AWARDS) – ‘Growing Up Fat and Albanian directed’ by Dhimiter Ismailaj -Valona

BEST FILM (MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL) – ‘Growing Up Fat and Albanian directed’ by Dhimiter Ismailaj -Valona

BEST COMEDY (UNITED INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST)-for Growing Up Fat and Albanian directed by Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona

BEST SHORT COMPETITION (award of recognition)-for Growing Up Fat and Albanian directed by Dhimiter Ismailaj -Valona

TRANSYLVANIA CINEMA AWARDS NOMINATION for BEST FILM for Growing Up Fat and Albanian directed by Dhimiter Ismailaj -Valona

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE NOMINATION New York innovative Theater Awards 2016 for THE BACCHAE, LaMaMa ETC directed by Mark Greenfield 

OUTSTANDING OVERALL PRODUCTION NOMINATION of a Staged Reading for RED EMMA at the New York City Planet Connections Festival 2016 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE NOMINATION New York Innovative Theater Awards 2015 for the role of Kareem in Kentucky Cantata, directed by  Kathy Gail MacGowan. (over 500 productions in consideration and over 700 actors in this category)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE NOMINATION New York Innovative Theater Awards 2014 for the role of Oberschaarfuhrer Dietz in The Diamond Eater, directed by Tazewell Thompson.(over 300 productions in consideration, and over 500 actors in this category)

BEST NARRATIVE AWARD for WHAT ABOUT US? Dir. Deatra Harris, Reel Sisters Films Festival, NYC 2013

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION of a play for FINAL ANALYSIS, MITF Award 2012 [7 Wins out of 13 nominations of Final Analysis for the Midtown International Theater festival 2012, Including:
-Outstanding Direction
-Outstanding Play
-Outstanding Producer
-Outstanding Lead Actor
-Outstanding Supporting Actor and
-Outstanding Costume design.

AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FILM ‘Us a Love Story’ Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 2009
JURY AWARD for BEST FILM ‘Us a Love Story’ Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 2009
ADAM BALSANO AWARD for SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE ‘Us a Love Story’ First Run Film Festival 2009
FACULTY COMMENDATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING AND SCREENWRITING ‘Us a Love Story’ First Run Film Festival 2009
FACULTY COMMENDATIONS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY ‘Us a Love Story’ First Run Film Festival 2009
ACTING AWARD for ‘Us a Love Story’ First Run Film Festival 2009

VIEWERS VOICE AWARD for BEST SHORT ‘Sharp Cookies’,Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2008

BEST ENSEMBLE NEW YORK FRINGE FESTIVAL 2007 ‘End’s Eve: The Feast of 2012′ (in a competition with over 200 performances from all over the world)

INNOVATIVE THEATER AWARD FOR BEST PLAY ‘Waxing West‘ 2007