Richard Parkin received a 2011 Directors Guild of America  Student Film Award in the Latino Directors category for his work on Contra el Mar. The DGA Student Film Awards are presented annually to encourage and bring attention to outstanding minority and women directing students in California and select universities across the nation. 

An awards ceremony and film screening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:30pm at the DGA in Los Angeles. Official details located here.