awards + exhibitions

awards + nominations

Illuminate Film Festival, Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film
Visions/Voices, Special Jury Award
SeeYouSound Music Film Festival, Best Storytelling Award
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Jury Award
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
Cinema Eye Honors, Best Original Score Nomination
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Storytelling & Innovation Award – Runner-up
Planet In Focus, Best International Feature
Santa Cruz Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature
Dallas Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Special Jury Award)
Full Frame Documentary Festival, Grand Jury Award Nomination
Ashland Independent Film Festival, Best Editing (Special Jury Mention)
Twin Cities Film Fest, Breakthrough Non-fiction Film Nomination
Greenbay Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
ArcLight Cinemas Doc Festival, Best Documentary (Social Issue)
The Fledgling Fund
Omaha Film Festival, Best Documentary
AFI Silverdocs Festival, Social Impact Award Nomination
Rome International Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
Lighthouse International Film Festival, Best Documentary
Raindance Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
Calgary Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
Camden Int’l Film Festival, Emerging Cinematic Vision Award
AFI Silverdocs Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
48 Hour Film Project, Best Editing/Acting
Telly Award
Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Grand Prize)
Malibu Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
Northern Lights Doc Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
Silver Lake Film Festival, Best Documentary
Ohio Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary
48 Hour Film Project, Best Directing/Acting/Editing
Beverly Hills Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
Emmy Nomination (NATAS) – Best Cultural Affairs Program 

other exhibitions (selected)

L.A. Times Short Docs
Walker Art Center
The Smithsonian
The Music Center
DC Environmental Film Festival
South by Southwest Film Festival
CPH:DOX
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Docuweeks Oscar Screening Series – International Documentary Association
Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
San Francisco Int’l Documentary Festival
Docuwest International Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Camera Obscura
Hammer Museum
Heartland Film Festival

highlights

2022 • Mentor, Global Media Makers / Film Independent
2019 • Panelist, Visible Evidence 2019
2018 • Presenter, Royal College of Psychiatrists
2018 • Presenter, Kings College of London
2013 – PRESENT • U.S. Film Ambassador, American Film Showcase
2013 • Presenter, USC School of Cinematic Arts
2011 • Keynote Speaker, MAASU Spring Conference
2011 • Speaker, Biola University
2010 • Presenter, Williams College
2009 • Presenter, Cornell University
2009 • Presenter, Princeton University
1999 • Guest of President Clinton at the White House