Awards for Creative Work

Best of Show Rosebud Film Festival (2000)
Washington, DC
A Thousand Days a Year

Best Experimental Film Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Inc (1998)
San Francisco, CA
Woman and Man

Paul Robeson Award for Best Film Howard University School of Communications (1998)
Washington, DC
Woman and Man

Paul Robeson Award for Best Short Screenplay Howard University School of Communications (1998)
Washington, DC
Woman and Man

Paul Robeson Award for Best Directing Howard University School of Communications (1998)
Washington, DC
Woman and Man

Best Student Short Film Honorable Mention – Community Choice Award
The National Black Programming Consortium
(1996)
Woman and Man

Paul Robeson Award for Best Production Howard University School of Communications (1991)
Washington, DC
In the Flesh

Paul Robeson Award for Best Director Honorable Mention Howard University School of Communications (1991)
Washington, DC
In the Flesh

Grants

Individual Creative Excellence Ohio Arts Council (2008)
Individual Creative Excellence Ohio Arts Council (2006)
Faculty Development Bowling Green State University (2003)
Eastman Kodak Motion Picture Grant Rosebud Film & Video Award (2000)
Individual Artist DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (1995)
Eastman Kodak Scholarship, Finalist (1993)
Screenwriting Fellowship Eddie Murphy/Paramount (1991)

Professional Invitations

2nd Annual Luxor African Film Festival
Haile Gerima Filmmaking Workshop 2014
(Cinematography Instructor/Production Advisor)

Howard University School of Communications Time/Warner Endowed Chair 2011-2012

Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab 2011

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture 2009 Grant Panelist
Cleveland, OH

Work in Progress Presentation of feature film Cigarettes for Breakfast
Howard University, School of Communications
(Fall 2006)

“The Making of Cigarettes for Breakfast: A Case Study in Low Budget Filmmaking”
Howard University, School of Communications (Spring 2006)

“Cinematography Basics: Light, Exposure and Image”
Howard University, School of Communications (Fall 2005)

FESPACO Pan African Film Festival
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Spring 2005)

“African-American Cinematic Expressions”
African-Americans in Broadcasting Panel Discussion, School of Telecommunications
Bowling Green State University
(Spring 2004)

“DC Film Schools” Panel Discussion
DC Independent Film Festival (Spring 2002)