Rob Epstein Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1990 Winner
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)
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1985 Winner
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

1996 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Special
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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Berlin International Film Festival

2010 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Howl (2010)
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2000 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Forum of New Cinema
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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For uncovering amazing stories of courage buried by history.
Winner
Teddy
Best Documentary Film
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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1996 Winner
Teddy
Best Documentary Film
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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1990 Winner
Interfilm Award
Panorama
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)
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Chicago International Film Festival

1984 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2015 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2001 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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1997 Nominee
Truer Than Fiction Award
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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Glitter Awards

2002 Winner
Glitter Award
Best Documentary voted by U.S./International Gay Film Festivals
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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International Documentary Association

2008 Winner
Pioneer Award
2000 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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L.A. Outfest

2000 Winner
Outfest Achievement Award
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Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

2000 Winner
Best Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2002 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Historical Documentary - Long Form
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Direction
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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1996 Winner
Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Directors
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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1985 Winner
Emmy
Outstanding Interview/Interviewer - Programs
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
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Online Film & Television Association

1997 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

2000 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

2000 Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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Tied with That's a Family (2000).
1990 Winner
Frameline Award
1986 Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
The AIDS Show (1986)
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1985 Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

2000 Winner
Award for Excellence
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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Sundance Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
End Game (2018)
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2013 Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
The Battle of Amfar (2013)
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2010 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Howl (2010)
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2000 Winner
Directing Award
Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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1996 Winner
Freedom of Expression Award
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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1992 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Where Are We? Our Trip Through America (1993)
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1985 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Documentary
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2001 Nominee
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Paragraph 175 (2000)
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