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Deepa Mehta: Lifetime Achievement Award of Academy of Canadian Cinema

Deepa Mehta: Lifetime Achievement Award of Academy of Canadian Cinema

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will be honouring filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mehta was born in India but she had moved to Canada in 1973 after her marriage to documentary filmmaker Paul Saltzman.

Her film “Water”, the third part of her Elements trilogy, was Canada’s official entry at the 79th Academy Awards.

Mehta’s “Earth” was submitted by India as its official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and “Water” was Canada’s official entry for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. “Earth” was the first to receive an Oscar nomination.

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a Canadian non-profit organization created in 1979 to recognize over 4,000 Canadian film industry and television industry professionals.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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