Awards & Recognition

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING 
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Semifinalist

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA – FEATURE ACCESS PROJECT 
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Honoree

FILM INDEPENDENT’S SCREENWRITING LAB 
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Fellowship Honoree

BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarterfinalist

NANTUCKET SCREENWRITERS COLONY
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Semifinalist

THE BLACKLIST
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Top-rated Script

CINESTORY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarterfinalist

BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITERS RESIDENCY
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarterfinalist

FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
JAYA Feature Screenplay – Quarterfinalist

STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS
JAYA – Semifinalist

DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
JAYA – Jury Award – Student Winner
Asian American Mentorship Participant

BAFTA STUDENT AWARDS
JAYA – Finalist
SIDEKICK – Finalist

FILM INDEPENDENT’S PROJECT INVOLVE PROGRAM
Fellowship Honoree

CINE GOLDEN EAGLE
JAYA – Award Winner

ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – “Best of the Fest” Award

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Silver Palm Award

CAAMFEST
JAYA – APCA Award for “Best Student Film”

DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – “Best Film” Award (Student Category)

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

LAKESHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Deluxe’s Canada First Award
JAYA – People’s Choice Award

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL CULTURE FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Jury Award

WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – “Best Student Film” Award

LOS ANGELES LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Special Festival Mention

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

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Special Festival Mention

MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Best Director of a Foreign Language Film” Nomination – Puja Maewal

AHMEDNAGAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – 2nd Place Film Award

LOS ANGELES FILM REVIEW INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
JAYA – Honorable Mention for “Best Foreign Language Short”

ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL & AWARDS
Special Recognition Award

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM COMPETITION – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
JAYA – Finalist

USA FILM FESTIVAL – NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
JAYA – Finalist
SIDEKICK – Finalist

UCLA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT
JAYA – “Best Film” Award
JAYA – “Best Screenplay” Award
SIDEKICK – Winner

MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Student Award Winner

CAUCUS FOR PRODUCERS, WRITERS & DIRECTORS FOUNDATION
JAYA – Grant Award Winner

THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
Student Scholar

UNIVERSITY FILM AND VIDEO ASSOCIATION
Carole Fielding Grant Award Winner

EDIE AND LEW WASSERMAN AWARD
Winner

HERMAN KASS PRIZE
Winner