Sean Baker Poster

Awards

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2017 Winner
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
The Florida Project (2017)

Black Reel Awards

2016 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Independent Feature
Tangerine (2015)

Boulder International Film Festival

2009 Winner
BIFF Award
Best New Filmmaker - Narrative Competition
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2018 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
2016 Nominee
COFCA Award
Breakthrough Film Artist
Tangerine (2015)

For producing, directing, screenwriting, film editing, cinematography, camera operation, and ... More

For producing, directing, screenwriting, film editing, cinematography, camera operation, and casting.


Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2017 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Editing
The Florida Project (2017)

Chlotrudis Awards

2016 Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Cinematography
Tangerine (2015)
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Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2018 Winner
Heterodox Award
The Florida Project (2017)
2016 Nominee
Heterodox Award
Tangerine (2015)

Cleveland International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Best American Independent Feature Film
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Cork International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Grand Prix International
Best Feature Film
Tangerine (2015)

CPH PIX

2009 Nominee
Politiken's Audience Award
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Deauville Film Festival

2015 Winner
Jury Prize
Tangerine (2015)
Nominee
Grand Special Prize
Tangerine (2015)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2017 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
2015 Nominee
DFCS Award
Breakthrough Artist
Tangerine (2015)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Nominee
DFCC
Best Director
Tangerine (2015)
4th place.

Entrevues Film Festival

2008 Winner
Audience Award
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2018 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
Best Feature
The Florida Project (2017)
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2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Tangerine (2015)
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Best Director
Tangerine (2015)
2013 Winner
Robert Altman Award
Starlet (2012)
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Nominee
John Cassavetes Award
Starlet (2012)
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2009 Nominee
John Cassavetes Award
Prince of Broadway (2008)
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Take Out (2004)
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Florida Film Festival

2009 Winner
Grand Jury Award
Best Narrative Feature Film
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2004 Nominee
Grand Prix
Take Out (2004)
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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2018 Nominee
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
The Florida Project (2017)
2016 Nominee
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
Tangerine (2015)

Gold Derby Awards

2018 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
The Florida Project (2017)
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Gotham Awards

2017 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
The Florida Project (2017)
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Nominee
Audience Award
The Florida Project (2017)
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2015 Winner
Audience Award
Tangerine (2015)
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Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Tangerine (2015)
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Hamburg Film Festival

2017 Winner
Critics Award
The Florida Project (2017)
Nominee
Art Cinema Award
Best Feature
The Florida Project (2017)

Hawaii International Film Festival

2004 Nominee
Golden Maile Award
Narrative Feature
Take Out (2004)
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Heartland Film

2017 Winner
Truly Moving Picture Award
The Florida Project (2017)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
4th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2016 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Director
Tangerine (2015)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2018 Nominee
INOCA
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)

Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Adolph Zukor Prize
Tangerine (2015)
Winner
Audience Award
Tangerine (2015)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Independent Camera
Tangerine (2015)

Locarno International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Junior Jury Award
International Competition
Starlet (2012)
Nominee
Golden Leopard
Starlet (2012)
2008 Winner
Special Mention - Filmmakers of the Present
Prince of Broadway (2008)
Nominee
Golden Leopard - Filmmakers of the Present
Prince of Broadway (2008)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2018 Winner
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
The Florida Project (2017)

London Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Best Film
Official Competition
Tangerine (2015)

Los Angeles Film Festival

2008 Winner
Filmmaker Award
Best Narrative Feature
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Combining uncommonly quick-witted directorial skill with a lively and humane understanding of how ... More

Combining uncommonly quick-witted directorial skill with a lively and humane understanding of how all sorts of new Americans learn to scrape by at the bottom of New York's melting pot, Sean Baker's Prince of Broadway avoids sentimental pitfalls while letting the audience share the complications and private victories of lives that too many movies don't think twice about.


Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival

2009 Winner
Best Feature
Narrative Competition
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Mar del Plata Film Festival

2015 Winner
ADF Cinematography Award
Tangerine (2015)
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Nominee
Best Film
International Competition
Tangerine (2015)
2012 Nominee
Best Film
International Competition
Starlet (2012)

Marrakech International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Golden Star
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Nashville Film Festival

2004 Winner
Dreammaker Award
Best Film
Take Out (2004)
Narrative Competition
Take Out (2004)
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2017 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2018 Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
Best Original Screenplay
The Florida Project (2017)
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North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2018 Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)

Oldenburg Film Festival

2015 Nominee
German Independence Award - Audience Award
Tangerine (2015)
2012 Nominee
German Independence Award - Audience Award
Starlet (2012)

Online Film & Television Association

2018 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
The Florida Project (2017)
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Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia Pacific Countries

2009 Winner
Jury Award
Best Director
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Directors to Watch
Tangerine (2015)

Phoenix Critics Circle

2017 Nominee
PCC Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)

Reykjavik International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Fipresci Award
Starlet (2012)

Rhode Island International Film Festival

2009 Winner
First Prize
Audience Choice Award
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Felix Award: Prêmio Félix
Best Fiction Film
Tangerine (2015)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Breakthrough Artist
Tangerine (2015)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2017 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
2015 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Tangerine (2015)
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Satellite Awards

2017 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)
Best Screenplay, Original
The Florida Project (2017)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
The Florida Project (2017)

Sundance Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Audience Award
Best of Next!
Tangerine (2015)

SXSW Film Festival

2012 Nominee
SXSW Competition Award
Grand Jury - Best Narrative Feature
Starlet (2012)

Sydney Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
Tangerine (2015)
USA.

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2012 Nominee
Open Horizons Award
Starlet (2012)

Torino Film Festival

2008 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Feature Film
Prince of Broadway (2008)
Nominee
Prize of the City of Torino
Best Feature Film
Prince of Broadway (2008)

Traverse City Film Festival

2015 Winner
Stanley Kubrick Award
Tangerine (2015)

Woodstock Film Festival

2008 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Feature Film
Prince of Broadway (2008)

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