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  • Women in Film Los Angeles - Emerging Filmmaker Grant

  • Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund - Grant recipient  2007, 2017

  • Carbondale Community of the Arts/ Illinois Arts Council - Grant 

  • Illinois Humanities - Road Scholar  2017, 2018

  • Princess Grace Honoraium Award

  • Princess Grace Professional Grant


Screenings and Awards


Route 66 Film Fest – Best Feature documentary

Moondance Film Fest – Honorable Mention


West Salem Elementary – educational initiative

San Diego Black Film Festival

Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival

Hayti Heritage Film Festival

Figge Art Museum – Davenport, IA – Afro American Heritage Society

University of Illinois – panel discussion MLK Week

University of Texas – School of Social Work – lecture and screening

McKendree University – lecture and screening

University of North Florida – screening and discussion

St Louis Community College – screening and discussion

Paducah-Tilgham High School – Black History Month

WSIU-TV – PBS Black History Month – 2010,2011,2013, 2014

Missouri History Museum – St Louis, MO

St Louis Filmmakers Showcase

St Louis Public Library

Loyola University- Chicago, IL

East St Louis Centennial Commeration

East St Louis Bicentennial Celebration

Creative Exchange Lab – St Louis

St Louis University




  • Best Documentary  - Moondance International Film Festival

  • Audience Award Documentary  Moondance International Film Festival

  • Finalist – USA Film Festival- National Film and Video Competition
  • Winners circle - WinFemme Film Festival

  • Finalist- Hometown Cinema Film Fest

  • Audience Choice Award – Hometown Cinema Film Fest

  • Audience Favorite- Documentary- Muskegon Film Festival

  • Feature Film Finalist – Saguaro Film Festival

  • Best Documentary  – Independents’ Film and Video Festival

  • First Prize – Short Documentary – Empire State Film Festival



  • KET Kentucky Educational Television- PBS WSIU –TV Carbondale, IL – PBS

  • WILL –TV – Urbana, IL Univ of Ill - PBS

  • Hope College – Holland, MI –(lecture –screening)

  • Moondance International Film Festival - Boulder CO.

  • Winfemme Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA

  • Valleyfest Film Festival – Knoxville, TN

  • Tampa Educational Television – Tampa, FL

  • Hometown Cinema Film Festival

  • Indianapolis, IN

  • YeiserArtCenter–Paducah,KY–(lecture–screening)

  • Southern IL Univ. – Carbondale, IL–(lecture –screening)

  • Ledbetter Elementary School - Ledbetter, KY

  • Murray State University –(lecture –screening)

  • Muskegon Film Festival – Muskegon, MI

  • Empire State Film Festival – Albany, NY

  • Da Vinci Film Festival – Corvalis, OR Dahlonega Film Festival- Dahlonega, GA

  • Indie Memphis Film Festival – Memphis TN

  • Tribecca Screening Room –

  • Win Femme- Best of the Fest-

  • NYC Real to Reel Film and Video Fest – Shelby, NC


            THE TOWEL

Special Paducah Premiere - panel discussion. Maiden Alley Cinema

Glitter Film Fest - Oklahoma

Philedelphia Women's Festival - Pennsylvania

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