PM Stephen Harper presented the Best National Editorial Award to South Asian LINK Newspaper editor R. Paul Dhillon at an awards ceremony and Gala Dinner at Seneca College in Markham, Ontario on Nov. 21, 2010. Dhillon also received the Queen's Jubilee Medal from Surrey MP Nina Grewal.


R. Paul Dhillon is an award-winning journalist, screenwriter, producer and director based in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a degree in Communications and in Film from Simon Fraser University.

He has written, produced and directed  several short and feature length films, including his debut feature Sweet Amerika. He has also written numerous scripts including his upcoming feature DESI ANGREJ:The Fusion Generation, which his company MMM Films has just finished production.

Dhillon’s debut feature Sweet Amerika, which he co-wrote, produced and directed for MMM Film Finance International, was released in Canadian theatres on September 19, 2008. The well received film made its US Debut at the Spinning Wheels Film Festival of Hollywood in November 2008 and was theatrically released in US on May 22, 2009.

Dhillon’s music documentary The Bhangra Generation and Sweet Amerika were acquired by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for airing on their specialty channel BOLD!

Dhillon has also produced a13-part music Documentary Series Bhangralicious, which he wrote and directed for national broadcast on Rogers OMNI Television. He recently finished production on 8 Hour-long Documentary series – REFLECTIONS – also for airing on Rogers OMNI Television. His documentary Moe Sihota: Feared & Desired was bought by CBC’s Documentary Channel.

Dhillon’s newest feature film The Fusion Generation will be released theatrically in 2019.