The Children of Ibdaa:
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46th San Francisco International Film Festival
Golden Gate Award Winner - Bay Area Documentary Short
Awarded $1,500 from the Festival and $1,700 worth of Film Stock from Eastman Kodak. April 30th, 2003.

Audience Favorite Award Iowa City International Documentary Festival.
Highest audience rating of films shown at the festival based on response forms. April 2003.

Documentary Winner KeyWest IndieFest. Florida. April 2003.

Humanitarian Award. Tiburon International Film Festival.
"In recognition of excellence in documentary filmmaking."
March 21, 2003. Tiburon, California. March 2003.

Honorable Mention "Overall Excellence."
The Rochester International Film Festival. Movies On a Shoestring, Inc. April 2003.

Director's Citation 22nd Annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival.
Honorable Mention for Touring Film Festival. March 2003.

Goldie Award "Excellence and Expertise in Filmmaking".
Goldie Awards. Florida. February 2003.

Certificate of Excellence Angelus Awards
"Explores the complexity of the human condition with creativity, compassion, and respect."
Among six of 450 entries for Best Student Documentary.
Los Angeles, California. November 2002.

Honorable Mention: Documentary Dealing with International Political Issues
Cinevue International Film and Video Competition.
Florida. July 2002.

Visionary Documentary.
Arab Cultural Center, San Francisco, California.
"An exceptional expression of the lives of the heroic and talented refugee children of Palestine" April 2002.


Director's Guild of America 8th Annual Student Film Awards.
Nominated for Outstanding work by a Woman Director.
Los Angeles, California. June 2002.