Press and Awards

Press March 2020
People Magazine

Trish Dalton & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy featured in People’s Women Changing the World in 2020 Saluting the actors and activists who are making a difference. Read the full article.


Student Athlete HBO Press
Student Athlete

"The film – which was co-directed by Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — hits the mark. Student Athlete shines an invaluable light on athletes."

"Student Athlete is documentary filmmaking at it’s finest. I cannot recommend this film enough. This film shows what you don’t see when the buzzer goes off."
–Social Underground

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One Night Stand The Documentary
One Night Stand

“Captivating… not only entertaining, but inspiring.”
–Los Angeles Times

“Hilarious documentary… gives an unbridled and candid look behind the Broadway curtain.”
–Broadway World

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Bordering on Treason
Bordering on Treason

Bordering on Treason premiered at DOC NYC 2013, New York’s premiere documentary film festival, and was awarded ‘Best Short Documentary 2013’ at the Big Apple Film Festival.

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Festivals and Awards

Student Athlete
  • HBO Sports (2018)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (2018)
Bordering on Treason
  • PressTV Broadcast
  • DOC NYC Premiere (2013)
  • Big Apple Film Festival Best Short Documentary Award (2013)
  • NewFilmmakers NY (2013)
  • Hudson Valley Programmers Screenings (2014)
  • Pasadena Film Festival (2014)
  • SUNY New Paltz (2014)
  • Visions de Réel International Film (2014)
  • W+F Voices Film Festival (2014)
  • Women's Film Festival (2014)
  • Awareness Film Festival (2014)
Southmost USA
  • Time Warner Cable Broadcast
  • USA Film Festival Texas Award (2013)
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Remi Award (2013)
  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Hechos en Tejas Award (2013)
  • Hill Country Film Festival (2013)
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off International Film Festival (2013)
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival (2013)
  • CineSol Film Festival (2013)
  • RiverRun International Film Festival (2014)
One Night Stand
  • Ovation Broadcast (2013)
  • Miami International Film Festival (2012)
  • Boston Independent Film Festival (2012)
  • Vail Film Festival (2012)
  • Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (2012)
  • Queens World Film Festival (2012)
  • Nashville Film Festival (2012)
  • River Run Film Festival (2012)
  • Austin Film Festival (2011)
  • Denver Starz Film Festival (2011)
  • Reel Independent Film Festival (2011)
  • Image Out Film Festival (2011)
  • NewFest Audience Award (2011)
  • National PBS Broadcast on P.O.V.
  • Lunafest Winner (2009)
  • True/False Documentary Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • SXSW Premiere
  • Boston International Film Festival
  • Featured in YouTube Screening Room
  • Rooftop Films
  • Sarasota
  • MASS MoCA Film Festivals 2008 & 2009
Keras & Manis
  • Honolulu International Film Festival 'Gold Kahuna' Award (2010)
  • LA Reel FF Best Editing Award (2010)
  • New Filmmakers Official Selection (2010)
Why Are We In Afghanistan?

Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism (2010)

The Farm Sanctuary

Media that Matters Film Festival ‘GOOD FOOD’ Award (2007)

Breaking the Silence

Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection (2005)


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