Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and an Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Feature, In The Morning had a sold out run at the 18th annual Urban World Film Festival in New York City in 2014. In 2015, IN THE MORNING won the jury award for Best Narrative Feature at Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival, as well as the award for Best Feature Film and Best Overall at Atlanta’s Bronzelens Film Festival, and the jury award for Best International Film at Siena, Italy’s 19th annual Terra Di Siena Film Festival, with this declaration from the jury: “For the great ability in directing a convincing ensemble on sensitive matters such as love, friendship and marriage in modern times, with great skill and direction, penetrating into the depths of human soul.”

IN THE MORNING continued to connect with audiences at additional (sold out) screenings in Paris, France at Claude Lelouch’s Les Film 13 Theater, in Washington D.C., with Parallel Film Collective, in Los Angeles during the 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival, at Seattle’s Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 5th Annual New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago’s 21st annual Black Harvest Film Festival, Italy’s Rome Africa Film Festival, Johannesburg South Africa’s Her Africa Film Festival, and the Gary International Black Film Festival in Indiana.