Selected Awards

Mellon Foundation Summer Residency Fellowship – 2014 – Duke University

2014 Digital Moving Image Salon Celebration of Excellence Award – Spelman College

Heineken Affinity Award Finalist – Tribeca Film Institute – 2013

Mellon Future of Minority Studies Postdoctoral Mentoring Fellowship for HBCU Faculty – Summer 2012

2011 Creative Movement Award –Insight Arts Social Justice Award – Chicago

Teacher of the Year – Bennett College for Women, Greensboro, NC (2011)

Trail Blazer Award – Hayti Heritage Film Festival – Durham, NC (2010)

AFI-CPB Fellowship – Digital Content Lab – American Film Institute (2008)

Retrospective Screening – 22nd Mar Del Plata Int’l Film Festival – Argentina (2007)

Illinois Arts Council – Award in Media Arts (2005)

Chicago Artist-in-Residence Fellowship – CSRPC – University of Chicago (2003)

2003 Women in Film Award – St. Louis International Film Festival

Women in the Director’s Chair ACTION! Award (2003)

Illinois Humanities Council Grant (2000 – 2001) Sisters in Cinema

2001 GLAAD Media Award – Best Documentary – Living With Pride

2000 Biennial – The Whitney Museum of American Art – NY – Living With Pride

Selected – “Fifty Creatives to Watch.” Variety. August 23 -29, 1999

The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media (1998), Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100

Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation (1998 -9), Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (1997)

Chicago International Film Festival, Intercom (1996) Silver Hugo, Remembering