Best Educational Film Award
Best Documentary Award
Special Recognition for Courageous Filmmaking
Golden Sun Award for best feature documentary
Best Environmental Film Award
Winner Best Film
Silver World Medal (Feature Documentary), Silver World Medal (Documentary Heroes), Gold World Medal (Documentary, Nature & Wildlife)
Special Jury Mention
Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy
2019 Whistleblower Award
Best Environmental Documentary Award
Hero Conservation Award
Environmental Enlightenment (Documentary)
Notable Videos for Adults
Best Film on Mountain Culture and Environment
Diver Magazine’s Publication of the Year
Environment Vision Award
Shark Guardian Award 2009
Activism through Adventure
Best Feature Documentary
Best Environmental Film of 2008
Best Of The Festival
Animal Action Award
Best Documentary Film
Jameson Audience Award for Best International Documentary Encounters
Top Ten Films
Hero of Conservation
Must-See Award (Category: Wake-Up Films)
Special Jury Award
Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award
Grand Jury Award for Best Feature
Audience Choice Award for Best Feature
Best HD Feature
Best International Doc
Best of the Festival
Prix Planete Thalassa
Best Musical Composition
Special Jury Award
Spirit of Independents Award
Canada’s Top Ten
Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature
The Sustainability Impact Award
Filmmaker Award for Furthering Ocean Conservation
Best of Festival Award
Voices From The Waters - Sweden
The Green Award
Gaia Film Award
M. Carroll Raver Award for Cinematography
International Eco-Hero Award
Santa Barbara Social Justice Award
Most Popular Environmental Film
Audience Award - Best Documentary
Best Documentary - Runner Up
People's Choice Award
Chose the newly established Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation as their 2019 Global charity to support. Grades 1-8 work for a semester learning more about issues and raising money to support a cause they care about.
A World Heritage Site and home to unique shark populations, the Malpelo, Colombia foundation is dedicated to preserving the biodiversity of the site; the foundation will be renamed The Sharkwater Foundation. They have donated a patrol boat along with a high-speed chase boat named “The Rob Stewart”; the navy has now agreed to patrol the park.
The PangeaSeed Foundation, whose Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans murals around the world highlight some of the most pressing marine environmental issues of our time, launched the“Dakuwaqa Project”, dedicating murals to Rob and highlighting his pioneering efforts in the realm of marine conservation. In Fijian mythology, Dakuwaqa (pronounced Dakuwanga), the shark god, is the protector of all ocean creatures. To date, five murals by local artists have been created in Miami, Toronto, Venice Beach, Auckland, New Zealand and Cairns, Australia. In 2018, the project pledged to install 5 additional murals globally to ensure Rob’s legacy continues to live and grow.
Rob was honoured with a 2019 Ocean Wise award recognizing his passion for ocean conservation and impact around the world.
December, 2018, a new species of shark was discovered and named for Rob - Bythaelurus Stewarti
Clean 50 annually recoginizes leaders in sustainability for their contributions. In 2018, Rob was recognized with Clean50’s second ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Sharkwater Boat Shark Advocacy Group, ‘Fins Attached’ dedicated a new research vessel to Rob. With a mission to save sharks and the planet, the boat was christened The Sharkwater. The vessel is a former Japanese whaling ship that has been retrofitted to a state of the art dive and research vessel for use by film crews and researchers.
Annual award in Rob’s name
Posthumously received a 150 Anniversary medal awarded by the Senate to citizens who have made an extraordinary impact through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work.
In 2018 announced the creation of the annual Rob Stewart Award for best science or nature documentary program or series. The Canadian Screen Award comes with a cash prize of $25,000.
The Rob Stewart Award in Marine Conservation. A fund in Rob’s name provides an annual cash prize to students studying marine biology at the university.
Best Environmental / Conservation Documentary Award presented annually as Rob Stewart Environmental Film Award. 2018 recipient “Poisoning Paradise” directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico.
Presents the annual Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero Award. 2018 was presented to Rachel Parent.
2018 Closing night gala featured a memorial celebrating Rob’s remarkable impact. Announced that starting in 2019, the “Environmental Film Award” will be renamed the “Rob Stewart Best Environmental Film Award”
In 2018 announced the creation of the ‘Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award” Will be presented annually starting in 2019 and include a $5,000 cash prize.
AFI Positive Cinema Week Award will be presented Annually in Rob’s Name “Best Environmental Documentary”