On March 8, Seed Hunter was awarded the Excellence Prize (Yen100,000) at the 17th Earth Vision Environmental Film Festival in Japan. Producer/Director Sally Ingleton was invited to the Festival and attended the screening and Awards night. The film was commended for its ability to weave the important themes of food security, climate change and loss of biodiversity into one story about the power of ancient seeds.

Seed Hunter is a Finalist in the Best Environment Conservation Documentary – Wild Africa Roscar, South Africa. Announced 19-23 April 2009.