In 2016 the British Association of Film and TV Screen Studies (BAFTSS) awarded Pratap a BAFTSS Practice Research Award for Justine, and the film was also awarded a Best Shorts (USA) merit award in 2014.

The Race In the Media (RIMA) Award in the TV Factual category, (2001) as co-director with Roger Mills of the four part series “New Model Army”. “Playing Model Soldiers”, film 2 of the series, which he wrote and directed, was selected for festivals at the National Museum of Film and Photography, the Blackscreen Film Festival and the Watershed Cinema. Films 1 & 2 were shortlisted for the 2001 Grierson Award.race-in-the-media-awards

“Gardeners In Eden” which he co-directed (as part of the BBC series “Africa’s Big Game”) won Best of Festival in the Missoula Environmental Film Festival, 1996.

In 1992 he was runner-up in The Observer newspaper’s Young Travel Writer awards for his account of a journey through the newly independent state of Kyrghyzstan.

In 1988 he won a German Embassy journalism award for his examination of Berlin’s education of migrant Turks.

For teaching:

2016 Awarded UAL Teaching Scholar (2016-18)
2015 Elected Vice-Chair of UK National Teaching Fellows’ Association
2013 Higher Education Academy, UK. National Teaching Fellowship Award (NTFS)
2012 University of Arts London (UAL) teaching award for contribution to key strategic vision of UAL including writing & leading new MA in Documentary Film

For research:

2016 British Association of Film and TV Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Practice Research Award
2010 AHRC Network Grant, as co-investigator of bid to develop Moving Image Research Network, culminating in the launch of a new peer-reviewed academic journal; Moving Image Research Art Journal (MIRAJ, launched April 2012)
2010 The University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), Associate Award for film development.
2009 Pedagogic Research Funding for developing new MA curriculum, UAL
2007 Small Grant, funding for The Botanist film installation, UAL


1992 “The Observer” Young Travel Writer award for investigation “Lake Issyk Kul”
1988 German Embassy Journalism Prize for writing on race and education in Berlin.


2009 Art Works People Award, ‘for contributing to the success of work in widening participation’.