The Rainbow Kid (2015)

Best Feature Film – Vail Film Festival (2016)

Best Feature Film – Defy Film Festival (2016)

Best Director – Defy Film Festival (2016)

Best Feature Film under 250k – Toronto Independent Film Festival (2016)

Best Feature Film – Speechless Film Festival (2016)

Best Feature Film – Sunscreen Film Festival (2016)

Best Feature Film – Hamilton Film Festival (2015)


Rainbow Connection (2012)

Best Drama – Niagara Indie FilmFest (2013)


Animal Control (2010)

Best Film – A&E Short Filmmakers Award (2014)

Best Short Narrative Film – Calgary Underground Film Festival (2011)

Best International Short Film – Fantastique Semaine du Cinema (2011)

Best Short Film –  Great Lakes International Film Festival (2011)


All Through The Night (2015)

IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence – International Award (2015)


Our Focus Is You (2012)

IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence – International Award (2013)

IABC Silver Leaf Award Of Excellence – Canadian Award (2012)


Future Heroes (2009)

IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit – International Award (2010)

Gold Hermes Creative Award – International award (2010)

Bronze NCMPR Medallion Award – District 3 Award  (2010)

Platinum MarCom Award – International award (2010)

Platinum Ava Award – International award (2010)

IABC Silver Leaf Award of Excellence – Canadian version of the Gold Quill (2010)



The Rainbow Kid Theatrical Reviews

National Post


Richard Crouse

Cinema Axis

The Rainbow Kid TIFF Reviews

One Movie Our Views

Seventh Row

The Film Corner With Greg Klymkiw

Next Projection

Now Magazine

Stephen Holt Show

Sean Kelly On Movies


Scene Creek

The Rainbow Kid TIFF Coverage

The Rainbow Kid Premiere at TIFF

CBC News

The Rainbow Kid

Canada AM interview

Film Offers New Perspective on Special Needs

Kire Paputts and Dylan Harman interview on CP24

Director and Stars on The Rainbow Kid

CP24 Noon Hour interview with Kire Paputts, Dylan Harman, and Krystal Nausbaum

Director Hopes The Rainbow Kid Changes Views of Disability In Movies

Toronto Star

Actor With Down Syndrome Anchors Indie Canadian Film The Rainbow Kid at TIFF 2015

Canadian Press

TIFF Directors Use Short Film as Calling Card

CTV News

Canadian Director Kire Paputts Talks The Rainbow Kid and Disability in Film

Seventh Row

Kire Paputts’ The Rainbow Kid to Premiere at TIFF This Weekend

Inside Toronto

The First Stealth Marketing Campaign of TIFF 2015

Toronto Life

CHCH Exclusive


The Rainbow Kid Crowdfunding Coverage

Kire Paputts and Dylan Harman Interview On CBC Radio

Metro Morning with Matt Galloway (July 17, 2014)

Toronto Director Sheds Light On Special Needs Actors With Down Syndrome 

Global News Toronto (April 1st, 2014)

‘The Rainbow Kid’ Tells Story Of Actor With Down Syndrome

City News Toronto (March 21, 2014)

Giving Opportunities To Actors With Special Needs

Ted Woloshyn Show Newstalk 1010 (March 29, 2014)

Creator Q&A: Kire Paputts

Access Magazine (May 7, 2014)

East-End Filmmakers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign To Bring The Rainbow Kid To Life

The Beach Mirror (March 30, 2014)

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For The Rainbow Kid

Pictureville (July 3, 2014)


It’s On Me

“It’s On Me” Series Sources a Feast From a Dollar Store

The Daily Dot

Celebrate V-Day the Cheapest Way Possible with “It’s On Me”

Comedy Uncovered


Gerrard Street East

East End Coffee Time

Metro Morning

How Important Is Coffee Time To Little India?

Blog TO

Kire Paputts Documents Gerrard Street East

Metroland Media

East End Filmmakers Kire Paputts and Colin Brunton Continue Telling Stories of Gerrard Street East

Metroland Media


The Last Pogo Jumps Again

New Doc Peels Back The Story Of Toronto’s Ground Breaking 1970’s Alt Music Scene

Globe and Mail article by Geoff Pevere

Revisiting Toronto’s Forgotten 70’s Punk Scene

Noisy (Vice Music)

Two Wild Movies

Review of The Last Pogo Jumps Again on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway

 The Last Pogo Jumps Again Examines Canada’s Punk Rock Golden Age

CBC blog post by Jesse Kinos-Goodin

The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Review by Geoff Pevere

Kire Paputts CMW interview

Katie Chats

The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Blog post by Greg Klymkiw

The Last Pogo Jumps Again

T Mak World review by Terry Makedon

Canadian Music Week Film Fest Review The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Pop Shifter review by Less Lee Moore

The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Digital Journal review by Sarah Gopaul

Canadian Music Week Highlights:The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Mechanical Forest Sound review

DVD Review: The Last Pogo Jumps Again – Punk Toronto Lives

Blog Critics


Rainbow Connection

Global News segment

Global News

The Rainbow Connection

I-On Magazine

Rainbow Connection Will Shine New Light On Down’s Syndrome When Screened At Edfilmfest

Pictureville Blog

Film Casts Light on Reality of Down’s Syndrome

The Scotsman

Over The Rainbow

Scotland Big Lottery Fund


Animal Control

It’s All In The During

Globe and Mail blog post by Liam Lacey

Animal Control

Fangoria review by Max Weinstein

Toronto Film Collective Brings Taxidermy To TIFF 2010

Torontoist blog post by Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy

TIFF 2010: Get A Taste Of Kire Paputts’ ANIMAL CONTROL

Twitch review by Todd Brown

 TIFF 2010: Writer-Director Kire Paputts Talks Animal Control

Twitch blog post by Todd Brown

Animal Control Trailer Review

SlashFilm blog post by Christopher Stipp

Animal Control review

SXSW 2011: Animal Control is Creepy …In A Good Way

Sound on Sight review by Alice Gray

SXSW 2011: Interview with ‘Animal Control’ Director Kire Paputts

Sound on Sight interview by Alice Gray

Fantasia 2011: Trailer For ‘Animal Control’-Must See For Dog Lovers and Lovers Of Great Cinema

Sound on Sight review by Ricky D

Kire Paputts Interview

Directors Notes interview

Kire Paputts and James Vandewater interview

Toronto Jay Show