Deepa Mehta produced and directed her first feature film Sam and Me in 1991, which won the Honorable Mention in the prestigious Camera D'Or category at the Cannes Film Festival. The first two films in her planned trilogy, Fire and Earth, both premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1996 and 1998 respectively and garnered critical acclaim and festival plaudits the world over. Her last film, Bollywood Hollywood opened the Perspective Canada Program at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival and won Mehta a Genie Award (Canada's Oscars®) the same year for Best Original Screenplay. Deepa completed the film Water, starring Lisa Ray in 2005. The film garnered several Genie Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture.