Ginger Beer has been a big hit on the film festival circuit and has picked up no less than three awards. At the BBC British Short Film Festival in 2000, Ginger Beer won the BBC Radio 1 Audience Award for the film which received the most audience votes for the most enjoyable film from amongst the 350 films from all over the world which were shown at the festival.
Ginger Beer also proved a favourite with the audiences at the Verzaubert Film Festival in Germany which screened the film in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Ginger Beer was again voted one of the most popular films in the Festival by audience members.
Earlier, Ginger Beer won an Audience Favourite Award at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival from a field of 260 films shown.
On top of these successes, Ginger Beer has had a full schedule of festival appearances since its sold-out premiere at the National Film Theatre in London as one of the hits of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The film has now been seen at film festivals in the following cities:
Italy: Turin and Milan
Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal
Russia: St Petersburg
South Africa: Johannesburg and Cape Town
Ireland: Dublin and Cork
Germany: Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin
UK: London, Purbeck and Birmingham
USA: New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Palm Springs, Austin (Texas), St Louis, Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska!
Bloomington, Indiana Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Dallas Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Pride Vision Television
Tucson Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Prince George Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Ginger Beer has also joined the mile-high club, as Virgin Airlines acquired the film and showed it on all their routes for three months including the coveted London-New York route