AWARDS and HONORS

Colonial White

The Kitchen, NY Premiere

Featured in Art In America

Jen Bervin's Silk Poems

MASS MoCA Premiere

Real Boy

Audience Award, Best DocumentaryFrameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

Jury Prize, Best FeatureIris Prize Film Festival, Cardiff, Wales, UK

The James Lyons Editing Award for Documentary FeatureWoodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY

Honorable Mention, Feature DocumentaryWoodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY

Jury Prize, Best Documentary, TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, WA

Jury Prize, Best Documentary, LesGaiCineMad, Madrid, Spain

Audience Award, Best Documentary, Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Austin, TX

Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing, Independent Film Festival Boston, Boston, MA

Jury Prize, Best Documentary, Durango Film Festival, Durango, CO

Jury Prize, Best Documentary, MiFo LGBT Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jury Prize, Audience Award, Best Documentary, OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem, NC

Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature, ImageOUT, Rochester, NY

Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature, Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, FL

Best Documentary, Best Directing, & Best Editing Awards, Transforming Cinema, Sheffield, UK

Audience Award, Best Documentary, ReelQ, Pittsburgh, PA

Queer Youth Jury Prize, Oslo/Fusion, Oslo, Norway

Jury Prize, Best Direction, Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Ballad of Fred Hersch
Official Selection, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Official Selection, DOC NYC

Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Comcast Audience Award, Best Documentary, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Best Director, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Best Editing, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Official Selection, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Beautiful Son
Best Documentary, Hawaii International Film Festival
Audience Award, Hawaii International Film Festival
Official Selection, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Reporter Zero
Best Documentary, Student Academy Award Winner
David L. Wolper Award, the International Documentary Association
Best Documentary nominee, Berlin International Film Festival
ABC Videosource Award nominee, the International Documentary Association

Heart of the Sea
Audience Award, PBS Independent Lens
Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Ashland Independent Film Festival
Best Documentary, Orinda Film FestivalBest of Fest, Women Film Festival, VT
Special Jury Prize/Aloha Spirit Award, Hawaii International Film Festival
Audience Award, Newport Beach Film Festival
Audience Award, Orinda Film FestivalCraigen Weston Bowen Award, Women In Adventure Sports Film

Swell
Gold Apple Award, National Educational Media Network
Isabella Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Best Representation of Women Award, Humboldt Film Festival
2 Stars, Canadian International Film and Video Festival
Honorable Mention, Marin County Film Festival 

Zeuf
Best Director Award, Black Maria Film Festival
Golden Eagle, CINE
2nd. Best Documentary, University Film and Video Association

 

HONORS

2016 – Fellow in Residence, The Camargo Foundation
2015 – Fellowship Advisory Committee, The Bogliasco Foundation
2014 – Filmmaker Artist in Residence at Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn
2011 – Featured Artist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, “Bay Area Now”
2011 – 33rd Annual News and Documentary Selection Panelist, Emmy Award
2010 – Inspiration Award Jury, Full Frame Film Festival
2009 – Golden Gate Awards Selection Panelist, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival
2008 – Fellow at Bay Area Video Coalition Producer Institute