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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1997 Won
Oscar
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2006 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)
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Asian American International Film Festival

1997 Won
Asian Media Award

Aspen Shortsfest

2013 Won
Audience Recognition
The Guide (2013)

Gotham Awards

2004 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)
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Hamburg International Short Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Friese Award
Sour Death Balls (1993)

International Documentary Association

1996 Won
IDA Award
Short Documentaries
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)
1995 Won
IDA Award
Short Documentaries
89 mm od Europy (1993)
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Ojai Film Festival

2004 Won
Best Documentary Feature
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Online Film & Television Association

2002 Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Direction in a Drama Series
The West Wing (1999)
Shared with:

Shorts International Film Festival

1997 Won
Best Short Film
Documentary
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)

Sundance Film Festival

2007 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Protagonist (2007)
2004 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)
1999 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Living Museum (1998)

SXSW Film Festival

2012 Nominated
Audience Award
Festival Favorites
Last Call at the Oasis (2011)

Tokyo International Film Festival

2012 Nominated
Earth Grand Prix
Last Call at the Oasis (2011)

Tribeca Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Misconception (2014)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2004 Won
Best Documentary Feature
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2005 Nominated
Documentary Screenplay Award
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2007 Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Protagonist (2007)

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