SELECTED AWARDS


2003     

Amnesty International Women’s Human Rights Program Discretionary Grant

Denver Pan African Film Festival “Soul Spirit” Award

Barnard/Columbia Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center’s “Voices of Courage” Award

Rockefeller Foundation Artist’s Fellowship nominee

Open Meadows Foundation Post Production Grant

Valentine Foundation Post Production Grant

2002     

Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Discretionary Grant

2001     

Cercle des Libres Penseurs de Bruxelles (Belgium) Discretionary Grant

Groupe du 6 Novembre (France) Discretionary Grant

Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Donor Advised Post Production Grant

Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

2000     

Pennsylvania National Organization for Women Discretionary Grant

Valentine Foundation Production Grant

Delaware Legacy Valley Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Post Production Grant

Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Waters Award for Intergenerational Activism

Funding Exchange Donor Advised Production Grant

1999     

Valentine Foundation Production Grant

Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Donor Advised Production Grant

Rockefeller Foundation Artist’s Fellowship nominee

ASTRAEA Foundation Production Grant

1998    

Valentine Foundation Research and Development Grant

NAACP (Philadelphia Chapter) Exemplary Citizen Award

Audre Lorde Legacy Award of the Union Institute Center for Women

Finalist, Roy W. Dean Grant of Studio, Film & Tape, Inc.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Discretionary Grant

1997     

ASTRAEA Foundation Pre-Production Grant

1995     

Atlantic City Black Film Festival “Filmmaker” Award

1994     

Philadelphia Gay Pride Grand Marshall Award

1993     

Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association Subsidy Award

Scribe Video Center Subsidy Grant

2016      

Attendee, the first "United State of Women" White House Summit

Just Beginning Collaborative Fellow (2016-2018)

 Sterling Brown ’22 Visiting Professor of Africana Studies, Williams College

2014     

Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Guest Professorship, Scripps College

2013     

Co-Recipient, with Staceyann Chinn and Fadzai Muparutsa (Coalition of African Lesbians), Black Women’s Blueprint’s

Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable Award

2011     

NO! The Rape Documentary included in Ford Foundation’s JustFilms online archive

2010     

Artist-in-Residence, Emporia State University

Co-Recipient, with Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Ann L. Reskovac Courage Award

2009     

Artist-in-Residence, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago

2008     

Eighth Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride’s “Legend Award”

India International Women’s Film Festival “Best Documentary Award”

2007      

Institute on Domestic Violence In the African-American Community’s “Media Award”

International Federation of Black Prides Award

NO! designated as the Featured Event during the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2007 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign

2006     

San Diego Women’s Film Festival “Audience Choice Award” and “Juried Award”

DC Rape Crisis Center's Visionary Award

National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2006 National Award for Outstanding Response to End Prevention of Sexual Violence

Ford Foundation educational marketing and international distribution grant

2005     

Leeway Foundation Transformation Award[1]

Valentine Foundation Post Production Grant

Artist-in-Residence, Digital Moving Image Salon, Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College

ASTRAEA Foundation Interim Grant

2004     

“Special Mention,” Documentary Section, Long Form, 16th Annual Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

Gloria Steinem Fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women

Prince George’s County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Department Discretionary Grant

Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council Discretionary Grant


[1] In December 2005, Ms. Simmons was one of twelve women from a pool of over 200 to receive the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award recognizing her work using video as a tool for community transformation.