AWARDS & RECOGNITION

FILMS

  • Vienna Jewish Film Festival, October 2020 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Bronx World Film “ESPANA HOY” Spanish Film Cycle 2020 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, October 2019 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • AES Short Film Competition at the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, 2019 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”               

    • 4th Place Winner

  • Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest, December 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Austin Jewish Film Festival, October 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Gastro Film Fest, July 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Hothouse Theatre’s Nottingham Film Festival, July 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • 12 Months Film Festival, March 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Semi Finalist: Best Screenplay

  • Jaipur Film World, 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • San Mauro Film Festival, 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO

    • Semi Finalist

  • Cap Spartel Film Festival, April 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • MystiCon Independent Film Festival, February 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival, February 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival Video Bar, May 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • International Christian Film Festival, March 2018 – “THE LONESOME TRAIL – TRAILER”

    • Best Trailer (Arnon Z. Shorr, Editor)

  • Festival for Drama & Family – “THE LONESOME TRAIL – TRAILER”

    • Semi-Finalist: Best Trailer (Arnon Z. Shorr, Editor)

  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, March 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Nominee: Best Short Film

    • Nominee: Best Director (Short Film)

    • Nominee: Best Screenplay (Short Film)

    • Nominee: Best Editing (Short Film) (As River Stone Post)

    • Nominee: Best Ensemble Cast (Short Film)

    • Nominee: Juan Ruiz Anchia Award for Best Cinematogrpahy (Short Film) (Mendel Katz)

    • Nominee: Marshall Hawkins Award for Best Original Score (Short Film) (Hauk Heimdallsman)

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, February 2018 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Festival Corto Corrente, November 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Winner: Best Cinematography (Mendel Katz)

  • AFC Global Film Festival, November 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Los Angeles de San Rafael Film Festival, December 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The Indie Vision Project’s Screenwriting & Directing Competition, December 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Outlaw Film Festival, November 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Rahway Reels: A Short Film Festival, September 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Crown Heights Film Festival, October 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival, December 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Corti di Mare Festival di Cinema, September 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Corti in Corto Film Festival, September 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Roselle Park Loves Shorts! Film Festival, September 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Nominee: Best Film

  • Nida Short Film Festival, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • G Awards International Short Film Festival, November 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Nominee: Best Short Film

    • Nominee: Best Actor (Stephen DeCordova)

  • Tetova International Film Festival ODA, October 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Sephardi Film Festival of Los Angeles, November 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • International New York Film Festival, November 2017 – “THE LONESOME TRAIL – TRAILER’

    • Best Feature Film Trailer (Arnon Z. Shorr, Editor)

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, October, 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Queen City Cinephiles, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Tioga Film Festival, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Helper Utah Film Festival, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Lanett City Film Festival, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, March 2018 - “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, November 2017 - “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The Global Impact Film Festival, August 2017 - “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Action on Film International Film Festival, August 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Oceanside International Film Festival, August 2017 - “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • The 5 Dollar 15 Minute Film Festival, July 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Winner: 3rd Place Overall

  • DAE Studio Film Festival, July 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • Caribbean Film Festival & Market, 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • Haunted Memories Exhibit & Film Series, June 2017 – “END OF THE STORY”

  • Near Nazareth Festival, May 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Winner: “Best Historical Film”

  • Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

  • IndieFEST Film Awards, April 2017 – “THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”

    • Winner: “Award of Excellence”

  • F.A.M.E.’US International Film Festival, Summer 2016 – “GLIMPSE”

    •  Winner: “FAME’US Bronze Award”

  • The Monthly Film Festival, March 2016 – “END OF THE STORY”

  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, 2016 – “MAN OF ACTION!”

    • Winner: “Indie Spirit Award”

    • Winner: “Mary Austin Excellence in Producing – Short” (Karri Miles)

    • Nominee: Best Actor – Short (Matt Raimo)

  • Back in the Box Film Competition, 2015 – “GLIMPSE”

    • Winner: “Best Feature Film”

  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2015 – “GLIMPSE”

    • Nominee: “Best Feature Film”

  • Laughlin International Film Festival, 2015 – “GLIMPSE”

    • Winner: “Best Experimental Film”

  • Action on Film International Film Festival, 2015 – “MAN OF ACTION!”

    • Winner: “Best Action Sequence – Martial Arts Short”

    • Nominee: “Breakout Action Star of the Year” (Matt Raimo)

    • Honorable Mention: “Best Action Sequence – Short”

  • Burbank International Film Festival, 2015 – “END OF THE STORY”

    • Nominee: Best Horror/Thriller Short Film

  • Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, 2015 – “END OF THE STORY”

  • Rappahannock Film Festival, 2008 – “WIDOW’S MEAL”

  • Rappahannock Film Festival, 2009 – “BLOOD AND STONE: A LEGEND OF THE GOLEM”

  • Rosebud Film Festival, 2008 – “WIDOW’S MEAL”

  • The Madison Jewish Film Festival, 2008 – “WIDOW’S MEAL”

  • The Jewish Film Challenge, 2008 – “WIDOW’S MEAL”

    • Winner: Audience Award

    • Winner: Grand Prize

  • OurStage.com Video Contest, various years

    • Multiple Contest Finalists

    • #1 Short Film, Feb. 2008

  • Frontier Airlines Cloud 9 Film Festival, 2009 – “That Old Silent Film”

    • Finalist

  • SunDeis Student Film Festival, 2004-2006 – various films

    • 28 Nominations

    • 4 Wins (including Best Short Film and Best Actor in a Comedic Role, “That Old Silent Film”)

SCREENPLAYS

  • ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge, Fall 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Finalist​

  • The TITAN Awards, 2021 – "OUT OF THE SKY"

    • Quarterfinalist​

  • The TITAN Awards, 2021  ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Semifinalist​

  • The Launch Pad Feature Competition, 2021 – "OUT OF THE SKY"

    • Top-50

  • Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2021  ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Quarterfinalist​

  • PAGE Awards, 2021  "OUT OF THE SKY"

    • Finalist

  • Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Quarterfinalist​

  • Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2021 ​ "OUT OF THE SKY"

    • Semi-Finalist​

  • Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition, 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Quarterfinalist​

  • Filmantic - Inroads Fellowship, 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Quarterfinalist

  • Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi Features, May 2021 ​ "MAN OUT OF TIME"

  • Coverfly Red List, Westerns, May 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

  • Coverfly Red List, Westerns, April 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

  • Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi, April  2021 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

  • Screencraft Screenplay Fellowship, 2021 – "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Quarterfinalist

  • Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi, March 2021 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

  • BlueCat Screenwriting Competition, 2021 – "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

    • Semi-Finalist​

  • Table Read my Screenplay, Genre Screenplay Competition, 2021 – “THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI”

    • Top-100 (Semi-Finalist), Action/Adventure

  • Table Read my Screenplay, Genre Screenplay Competition, 2021 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Top-10 (Finalist), Horror/Sci-Fi

  • SWN Screenwriting Competition (The Goldman Award), Winter 2021 – "OUT OF THE SKY"

    • Quarterfinalist​

  • The Industry Next Screenwriting Initiative, 2020  "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"​

    • Grand Prize Winner​

  • Coverfly Red List, Westerns, March 2021 ​ "THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI"

  • Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi, January 2021 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

  • Coverfly Red List, Adventure, January 2021 – “HANNA FOSTER AND THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN”

  • The Industry Next Festival 2020 – “THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • Coverfly Red List, Westerns, November 2020 – “THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI”

  • The Launch Pad Feature Competition, 2020 – “HANNA FOSTER AND THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN”

    • Second-Rounder

  • Coverfly Red List, Adventure, October 2020 – “HANNA FOSTER AND THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN”

  • Table Read my Screenplay, Genre Screenplay Competition, September 2020 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Top-100, Horror/Sci-Fi

  • Coverfly Red List, Westerns, August 2020 – “THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI”

  • Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices 2020 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices 2020 – “HANNA FOSTER AND THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • ScreenCraft Fellowship 2020 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Quarterfinalist

  • Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi, April 2020 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

  • Table Read my Screenplay: Austin, September 2019 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • PAGE Awards 2019 – “MAN OUT OF TIME”

    • Semi-Finalist

  • Faith in Film International Screenwriting Competition, Winter 2018 – “WAYFARERS”

    • Semi-finalist

  • Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2018 – “HANNA FOSTER AND THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN”

    • Semi Finalist, Action/Adventure Feature Screenplay

  • Fantasy/SciFi Film & Writing Festival, December 2017 – “WAYFARERS”

    • Winner: Best Logline of 2017

    • Winner: One of the Best to Read 2017

  • Woods Hole Film Festival: Work-In-Progress Screenplay Competition, 2013 – “WAYFARERS”

    • Runner-Up: SciFi Feature Screenplay

  • Woods Hole Film Festival: Work-In-Progress Screenplay Competition, 2010 – “IN THE IMAGE OF MAN”

    • Runner-Up: SciFi/Horror Feature Screenplay

BOOKS

  • PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award – 2020 – “JOSE AND THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO”