Deepa Mehta recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award (LTA) by Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT). She is best known for her Elements Trilogy — Fire (1996), 1947 Earth (1999) and Water (2005). 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. The Canadian screen awards are presented annually by the ACCT to recognise excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions. In May 2012, Mehta received the governor general’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement — Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts.