Award statuettes

Stephen has been recognized with important career honours and his films have earned a host of awards around the world.


HONOURS, MEMBERSHIPS & SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

Inducted as Honorary Member, Director’s Guild of Canada (2012)

Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences —“Accepted for demonstrating exceptional accomplishments in the field of theatrical motion pictures.” (2004 – present).

Kodak Vision Award, Lifetime Achievement; Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA), Los Angeles, California (2004)

Alumni Honour Award, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario (2005)

Giant Screen Consortium Award – In honour of Stephen Low for his contribution to the Canadian Large Format Industry, Giant Screen Consortium, Canada (2002)


FILM AWARDS (SELECTED)

 

2012 Best FilmRocky Mountain Express; Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), Sacramento California

2012 Best CinematographyRocky Mountain Express; Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), Sacramento California

2012 Best Sound Editing, Special Venue—Rocky Mountain Express; MPSE Golden Reel Awards

2012 First Prize, Current AffairsRescue; 22nd International Military Film Festival, Bracciano, Italy

2011 Maximum Image AwardTitanica; IMAX Hall of Fame

2011 Best Aviation PhotographyFighter Pilot; Fly Film Festival, Poland

2011 Best Short DocumentaryLegends of Flight; Skyfest, Asheville, North Carolina

2011 Golden Sheaf Award: Documentary Arts and CultureUltimate Wave Tahiti; Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

2011 Silver Palm AwardLegends of Flight; Mexico International Film Festival

2011 Bronze Palm AwardUltimate Wave Tahiti; Mexico International Film Festival

2011 Jury Lycéen AwardUltimate Wave Tahiti; Festival Les Toiles de Mer

2010 Golden Palm AwardFighter Pilot; Mexico International Film Festival

2010 Best in ShowFighter Pilot; Skyfest, Asheville, North Carolina

2010 Best Sports CategoryUltimate Wave Tahiti; Blue Ocean Film Festival, Savannah, Georgia

2010 Outstanding Achievement in Action Sports FilmmakingUltimate Wave Tahiti; Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, California

2009 Honorable Mention, Educational Value—Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; 6th Annual Montana CINE International Festival, Missoula, Montana

2009 International Finalist, Marine and Earth Sciences—Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; Blue Ocean Film Festival, Savannah, Georgia

2009 Honorable Mention, Ocean Exploration and Adventure—Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; Blue Ocean Film Festival, Savannah, Georgia

2009 Honorable Mention, Marine Animal Behavior—Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; Blue Ocean Film Festival, Savannah, Georgia

2009 Golden Wheel AwardSuper Speedway; International Reel Wheel Film Festival, Knoxville, Iowa

2007 Best Scientific Exploration FilmVolcanoes of the Deep Sea; The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival, New York, NY

2006 Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Motion Picture and Television Industries—Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag; Motion Picture Sound Editors

2005 Scientific Literacy Achievement AwardVolcanoes of the Deep Sea; Association for Biomedical Reasearch

2004 Grand Prize, Best Film of the YearVolcanoes of the Deep Sea; La Géode Film Festival, Paris

2004 Kodak Vision AwardVolcanoes of the Deep Sea; Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA)

2004 Special Achievement in FilmVolcanoes of the Deep Sea; Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA)

2004 Maximum Image Award (Hall of Fame Award)—Beavers; IMAX Corporation (voted by IMAX theaters world-wide).

1999 Best Entertainment DVDSuper Speedway; European DVD Awards, Dublin Castle

1997 Northern Nevada Motion Picture AwardMark Twain’s America; Low Films International, 1997 Distinguished Business of Nevada

1993 Board of Directors Award for Best IMAX FilmBeavers; Hawaii International Film Festival

1993 Genie Award for Best Feature Length DocumentaryTitanica; Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

1990 Gemini Award for Best Writing in an Information / Documentary Program or Series—The Defender; Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

1990 Gemini Award for Best Director in an Information / Documentary Program or Series—The Defender; Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

1989 Best PictureThe Defender; Golden Sheaf Awards, Yorkton Film Festival (Saskatchewan)

1989 Best DirectorThe Defender; Golden Sheaf Awards, Yorkton Film Festival (Saskatchewan)

1989 Best ScriptThe Defender; Golden Sheaf Awards, Yorkton Film Festival (Saskatchewan)

1989 Jury Prize for Best IMAX/OMNIMAX FilmBeavers; 2nd International Film Festival de la Géode, Paris

1989 Public Prize for Best IMAX/OMNIMAX FilmBeavers; 2nd International Film Festival de la Géode, Paris

1989 Super Channel AwardThe Defender; Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival

1981 Best of ShowChallenger: An Industrial Romance; Cindy Competition / Audio Graphics Films and Information Film Producers of America (Cindys)

1981 Gold Cindy AwardChallenger: An Industrial Romance; Information Film Producers of America (Cindys)

1981 Gold Camera Award (for outstanding creativity in the production of audio/visual communications in international competition)—Challenger: An Industrial Romance – US Industrial Film Festival

1981 The Chris AwardChallenger: An Industrial Romance; 29th Annual Columbus Film Festival

1980 Silver AwardChallenger: An Industrial Romance; San Francisco International Film Festival