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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

BROWN GIRL BEGINS

NOMINEE, BEST NARRATIVE FILM | Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Urbanworld Film Festival, NYC, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017

SEE ME NOW

WINNER | Toronto Women of Colour Creator’s Short Film Challenge (script)
WINNER | Africa Channel Cinema Spotlight Award
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, NOMINEE | Validate Yourself Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Toronto Black Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Newport Beach Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Female Filmmaker Fuse Film Festival, 2017

UNSCRIPTED, ESCAPE OR DIE

WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES | Yorkton Film Festival, 2014

IN BETWEEN LIFE

OFFICIAL SELECTION | San Diego Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Capital City Black Film Festival, Austin, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Reel World Film Festival, Toronto, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013

CHAINS

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT, WINNER | Eugene International Film Festival, 2010
HBO FINALIST | African Black Film Festival, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Chicago International Film Festival, 2010

RITCH

BEST SHORT FILM | Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival, 2006
BEST SHORT, HONORABLE MENTION | Hollywood Black Film Festival, 2006

LEO AWARDS NOMINATION

BEST PERFORMANCE OR HOST | 2004 | website

GEMINI NOMINATION

BEST PERFORMANCE OR HOST IN A VARIETY PROGRAM OR SERIES | 2003 | website

PRESS

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & WRITER

AFRICA CHANNEL | Know your Heritage: Sharon Lewis

BROWN GIRL BEGINS

ORCASOUND | Brown Girl Begins @ Montreal International Black Film Festival
FEMFILMROGUE | ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Gives Us The Afrofuturist Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For
REVIEW FIX | Review Fix Exclusive Urban World Film Festival Coverage: Brown Girl Begins Review: Stellar
LARGE UP | The Future Is Her: ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Blends Caribbean Culture with Sci-Fi on the Big Screen
SYFY WIRE | Brown Girl Begins: Sharon Lewis discusses her Afrofuturist film with an all-black cast
JUST ADD COLOR | Meet the director behind the Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins”
NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS | Director Sharon Lewis on Urbanworld debut of ‘Brown Girl Begins’
BLACK FILM | Urbanworld 2017 Preview: Brown Girl Begins
CARIBBEAN LIFE | Caribbean female superhero saves her community
BLACK GIRL NERDS | ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Director Sharon Lewis Sits For BGN Feature Interview
IN A TIFF | The Sharon Lewis
JUST ADD COLOR | Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins” coming to New York’s UrbanWorld Film Festival
LA CASA DE EL | Primer tráiler de ‘Brown Girl Begins’, precuela de la novela de Nalo Hopkinson
BLACK GIRL NERDS | “Brown Girl Begins” Has Real Black Girl Magic
THAT GRAPE JUICE | Movie Trailer: ‘Brown Girl Begins’
NALO HOPKINSON | Sharon Lewis’s film Brown Girl Begins: here’s how this works
VIBEN ON FILMS | “Brown Girl Begins” Inspired by an Afro-Futuristic Novel
SHADOW & ACT | ‘Brown Girl Begins,’ based on afrofuturist novel ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ by Nalo Hopkinson, sets premiere
VARIETY | ‘Marshall,’ ‘Queen Sugar’ Set for 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival
CHRONICLE HERALD | Brueggergosman stars in Brown Girl prequel
PLAYBACK | Production wraps on Brown Girl in the Ring
TIFF PITCH THIS | Brown Girl Begins wins Honorable Mention at Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!
TIFF PITCH THIS | The Live Pitch: Brown Girl Begins Live Pitch (starts at 14:32)
MF GALAXY | Sharon Lewis + Brown Girl in the Ring, the Sequel
INDIE WIRE | Science Fiction and Feminism Collide in ‘Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel’
BITCH FLICKS | The Making of a Caribbean-Canadian Sci-Fi: ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
THE SCOPE | Interview: Sharon Lewis, Director of Brown Girl in the Ring
POTENT | To the Big Screen: Brown Girl in the Ring – the Prequel
PLAYBACK | CFC lends support to Sharon Lewis’ ‘Brown Girl’
SHINE | Filmmaker Sharon Lewis is Creating the First Caribbean Canadian Sci-Fi Movie
GRAVEYARD SHIFT SISTERS | Sci-Fi Sunday: Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring is now a film
PRIDE | Award-winning Writer And Director, Sharon Lewis, Launches Funding Campaign For “Brown Girl In The Ring: The Prequel”
SUPER.SELECTED | The First Caribbean-Canadian Sci-Fi feature film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
io9 | Help Turn Brown Girl In The Ring Into A Fantastic, Mind-Blowing Movie
INDIEWIRE | Crowdfund This: Sci-Fi Feature Film Inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
ATLANTA BLACKSTAR | Upcoming Feature Film Adaptation of Nalo Hopkinson’s Novel Brown Girl in the Ring

SISTAHS

CAYMAN COMPASS | Review: ‘Sistahs’ cooks up heartfelt look at family life
CAYMAN iNEWS | CDS latest production is “Sistahs”
CAYMAN COMPASS | ‘Sistahs’ soup has Caribbean flavor
NOW MAGAZINE | Sistahs Review
METRO WORLD | Sistahs the flava of soup

IN BETWEEN LIFE

TONY NING SHOW | Melanie Nicholls-King and Sharon Lewis Interview about “IN BETWEEN LIFE”

ACTOR

RUDE

(TIFF 2017 Special screening of a 4K restoration; 1995 Official Cannes Selection film directed by Clement Virgo)
XTRA MAGAZINE | Rude Awakening
SATURDAY SUN | A Masterpiece of Rudeness
FLARE MAGAZINE | Rude Girls
TORONTO STAR | Rude’s Powerful black voice rivets attention
TORONTO EXPRESS | Three unrelated lives merge in RUDE
MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE | Renegades on the Riviera 

PRIVATE EYES

NEWSWIRE | Season 2 of Global’s Hit Canadian Original Series Private Eyes Premieres Thursday, May 25

AFROCENTRIC

(play written by David Odhiambo)
TORONTO STAR | Symbiosis produces beautiful performance 

RIOT

(play written by Andrew Moodie)
OTTAWA SUN | Play provides riotous look into human nature
THE CHARLATAN | Riot
OTTAWA CITIZEN |  Black Like Me

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE PARK

(written by Tarek Ghaleb)
TORONTO STAR | More than just stereotyping of lonely people

IMPERCEPTIBLE MUTABILITIES IN THE THIRD KINGDOM

(play written by suzan lori-parks)
GLOBE AND MAIL | A harsh but often oblique allegory 
TORONTO STAR | Rich play, fine cast explore black history

DESH PARDESH

(South Asian Festival)
NOW MAGAZINE | Sharon Lewis creative identity conflicts 

ON-AIR HOST

ZeD

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MAGAZINE | Media Magnets
TORONTO STAR |  Hottest art gallery screens on weeknights 
GLOBE AND MAIL |  Toronto Rocks serves up more satisfaction this time
ELLE CANADA | Canada’s Top 30 Women
GLOBE AND MAIL |  ZeD aims for the ‘sweet spot’
VANCOUVER COURIER | Kudos and Kvetches
MOVIE REPORTER | ZeD like a channel all its own

COUNTERSPIN

SATURDAY NIGHT MAGAZINE | The Spin Doctor
SHARE MAGAZINE | Sharon Lewis at home on the counterSpin’s hot seat 
SIGNAL | Meet counterSpin’s new host Sharon Lewis
TVdata FEATURES SYNDICATE | Counterspin host finds footing quickly despite frenzied debut