awards + exhibitions

awards + nominations

2021 • Illuminate Film Festival, Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film
2017 • Visions/Voices, Special Jury Award
2017 • SeeYouSound Music Film Festival, Best Storytelling Award
2017 • Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Jury Award
2017 • Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
2016 • Cinema Eye Honors, Best Original Score Nomination
2016 • Sheffield Doc/Fest, Storytelling & Innovation Award – Runner-up
2016 • Planet In Focus, Best International Feature
2016 • Santa Cruz Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature
2016 • Dallas Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Special Jury Award)
2016 • Full Frame Documentary Festival, Grand Jury Award Nomination
2016 • Ashland Independent Film Festival, Best Editing (Special Jury Mention)
2016 • Twin Cities Film Fest, Breakthrough Non-fiction Film Nomination
2012 • Greenbay Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
2012 • ArcLight Cinemas Doc Festival, Best Documentary (Social Issue)
2012 • The Fledgling Fund
2011 • Omaha Film Festival, Best Documentary
2011 • AFI Silverdocs Festival, Social Impact Award Nomination
2011 • Rome International Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
2010 • Lighthouse International Film Festival, Best Documentary
2010 • Raindance Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
2010 • Calgary Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
2009 • Camden Int’l Film Festival, Emerging Cinematic Vision Award
2009 • AFI Silverdocs Festival, Best Documentary Nomination
2009 • 48 Hour Film Project, Best Editing/Acting
2007 • Telly Award
2004 • Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Grand Prize)
2004 • Malibu Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
2004 • Northern Lights Doc Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
2003 • Silver Lake Film Festival, Best Documentary
2003 • Ohio Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary
2003 • 48 Hour Film Project, Best Directing/Acting/Editing
2002 • Beverly Hills Film Festival, Best Documentary (Audience Choice)
2001 • Emmy Nomination (NATAS) – Best Cultural Affairs Program 

other exhibitions (selected)

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

highlights

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