Grants and Awards

  • 2002 Artist-in-Residence in Berlin, DAAD fellowship.
  • 2002 Communicator Award, In the Shadow of Memory.
  • 2001 Co-Winner and Honorable Mention of Peace Prize, Berlin Int’l Film Festival, The Optimists.
  • 2001 CINE Golden Eagle, The Optimists.
  • 2001 Best Documentary, Hope and Dreams Film Festival, The Optimists.
  • 2000, First Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival, The Jewish Experience,” The Optimists.
  • 1999 Karlovy Vary film Festival, In the Shadow of Memory.
  • 1998 CINE Golden Eagle, In the Shadow of Memory.
  • 1998 Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
  • 1998 Finalist, Jerusalem Film Festival, In the Shadow of Memory.
  • 1997 CINE Golden Eagle, Through A Glass, Lightly.
  • 1997 Gold Hugo, (Chicago International), Step by Step: Heather’s Story.
  • 1997 Bronze Apple, National Educational Media, Through A Glass, Lightly.
  • 1996 Cultural Fund Grant, Evanston Arts Council
  • 1995 First Prize, Arts: Artists, AAM Muse Awards, Through A Glass, Lightly.
  • 1994 Production Grant, Illinois Humanities Council
  • 1993 Media Award, Illinois-TASH for The Inclusion Series.
  • 1993 Major Production Grant, Maurice Amado Foundation, The Optimists.