Highlights:

The Witches’ Road (script): Finalist in Exposurama, Bridge International, WriteMovies, AceFest, Circus Road competitions.  Semi-Finalist, Austin Film Festival.  Top 20%, Nicholls Fellowship.

Three Trembling Cities (webseries): Official selection 30 festivals. 8 awards. Featured in general and academic panel discussions on immigration policy and immigrant life

Found In Time (feature): Official selection, 30 festivals. 10 awards for Best Feature or Best Sci-Fi Feature

SELECTED AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:

2022

Shockfest: Official Selection, Cosmic Playtester
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition: Quarterfinalist, Bitter Child
Fade-In SCI-FI Screenplay Competition: Semifinalist, Starmaps
NJ Webfest: Official Selection, Cosmic Playtester
Dublin World Film Festival: Semifinalist, Cosmic Playtester
Fort Myers Film Festival: Official Selection, Cosmic Playtester
Gold Standard Film Festival: Official Selection, Cosmic Playtester
NY Science Fiction Film Festival: Official Selection, Cosmic Playtester

MLA 2022: Panelist, Everyone Is a Citizen of Three Countries (presenting Three Trembling Cities). Part of the session called Affect and Multilingualism in the United States

2020

Filmshop FSX: Three Trembling Cities
Stage32 Microbudget Horror Script Competition:
Semifinalist, Bitter Child

GenCon Film Festival:
Best Short Film, Cosmic Playtester

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival: Cosmic Playtester

2019

Oaxaca Film Festival: Finalist, Pilot Script Competition, Highway of Bones
NY State Office For New Americans / Poughkeepsie:
Screening and Discussion in Poughkeepsie NY, “Are Immigrants Welcome in America?”
Lonely Seal Film, Music and Screenplay Festival: Three Trembling Cities
New Jersey Webfest:
Three Trembling Cities
Bronx World Film Festival: Three Trembling Cities
StareableFest: Pitch Competition, Three Trembling Cities Season 2
NY State Office For New Americans / Millbrook: Screening and Discussion in Millbrook NY, Everyone Welcome”
KWC FilmFest: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Garden State Film Festival: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Interference Archive: Screening Three Trembling Cities as part of panel discussion, “A Century of Immigration on Film”

2018

Genre Celebration Tokyo: Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time; finalist, Best Editing
Minnesota Webfest: Winner, Best Drama, Three Trembling Cities
Gullah International Film Festival: Winner, Best Webseries, Three Trembling Cities
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
New York International Immigration Festival: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Stareable Fest: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
New York Public Library: Screening of Three Trembling Cities for Immigrant Heritage Week, at Mid-Manhattan Library
Art Of Brooklyn Film Festival: Panelist and organizer, “(Un)Welcome Home: Depictions of Immigrants in Film And In Real Life”
HollyWeb: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Metropolitan College of New York: Panelist and organizer, “So You Want To Produce A Web Series?”
Montclair State University: Panelist and organizer, “So You Want To Produce A Web Series?”
Space And Time Film Festival: Winner, Found In Time, Best Feature
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Winner, Found In Time, Best Sci-Fi Feature

2017

Baltimore New Media Webfest: Best Multicultural Series, Three Trembling Cities
UK Webfest: Best Drama, Three Trembling Cities
Brooklyn Webfest: Made In New York Award, Three Trembling Cities
Toronto Webfest: Best Diverse Representation, Three Trembling Cities
Philly TV Fest: Best Drama, Three Trembling Cities
Katra Film Series: Semi-Finalist, Three Trembling Cities
FilmShop: Guest lecturer on scheduling and Budgeting
FilmmakeHers: Guest lecturer on scheduling and Budgeting
Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Downtown LA Fest: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
IndieBOOM!: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Universe Multicultural Film Festival: Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Series Bilbaoland:
Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Rome Seriesfest:
Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Grove Festival: Official Selection, Three Trembling Cities
Queens Public Library: Special Screening, Three Trembling Cities
Irondale Theater: Screening and discussion of Three Trembling Cities
Left Forum:
Panelist, “Theaters of Resistance,” including screening and discussion of Three Trembling Cities

2016

Revolution Books: Panelist, Immigrant Rights In The Age of Trump
Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay Festival: Official Selection, Highway of Bones (pilot, then known as The Spectral City)

2015

Chicago Comic-Con: Official Selection, Found In Time
Supergeek Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Miami Sci-Fi Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
From The Beyond Con: Official Selection, Found In Time

2014

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival: Winner, Best Feature, Found In Time
Intendence: Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time
Phoenix Comic-Con: Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time
ZedFest: Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time
Circus Road Screenplay Contest: Finalist, The Witches’ Road (screenplay)
Li-Con: Official Selection, Found In Time
Balticon: Official Selection, Found In Time
Boston Comic-Con: Official Selection, Found In Time
ShockerFest: Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time
Newfilmmakers NY
: Official Selection, Found In Time
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Louisville International Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Vericon: Official Selection, Found In Time
Unreal Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time

2013

Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Gencon Indy Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Phoenix/International Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival: Official Selection, Found In Time
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
: Official Selection, Found In Time
University of Advanced Technology, Phoenix, AZ: Lecture on “World Building on a Budget”
Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam: Official Selection, Found In Time
Nevermore Film Festival
: Official Selection, Found In Time
LoneStarCon3/WorldCon: Official Selection, Found In Time
Brooklyn College
: Panel discussion with screening of Found In Time
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival/Valleycon: Official Selection, Found In Time

2012

Shriekfest, Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature, Found In Time
Eerie Horrorfest, Official Selection, Found In Time

2010

ACEFest NYC: Finalist, screenplay The Witches’ Road
Seguin Film Arts Festival: Official Selection, The Prayer Tree
Bridge International Screenplay Competition: Finalist, screenplay The Witches’ Road
Austin Film Festival: Second-Rounder, The Witches’ Road

2009

Nuyorican Poetic Short Film Festival: Official Selection, The Prayer Tree
Cinebarre: Official Selection, Matter