Island of the Hungry Ghosts had its World Premiere in Documentary Competition at Tribeca Film Festival, NYC.

The European Premiere took place at Visions du Reel in Nyon, Switzerland in the Compétition Internationale Longs Métrages.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts was awarded the Prix Buyens-Chagoll at Visions du Reel, April 20th 2018.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts was awarded Best Documentary at Tribeca 2018. The best documentary award goes to a film that demonstrates extraordinary mastery of the full symphonic range of cinematic tools: cinematography, editing, score, sound design and, perhaps greatest of all, an exquisite use of metaphor. To a film that moved us deeply, impressed us immensely and made us feel we were witnessing nothing less than the emergence, fully formed, of a major new cinematic talent, we are thrilled to award the best documentary award to Island of the Hungry Ghosts. – Tribeca Jury