• Sundance
  • Interdependence Film Prize
  • American Film Showcase
  • Women in Film Award
  • Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award
  • 15 Award Laurel

Awards / Distinctions


  • 2013: Winner Best Documentary Film from Mumbai Women’s Int’l Film Festival
  • 2013: Winner Best Feature from The Big Easy Film and Music Festival
  • 2012: Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival
  • 2012: Selected by the US State Department & USC for the 2012 American Film Showcase
  • 2012: Winner Best Documentary Feature from the Atlanta Int’l Documentary Film Festival
  • 2012: ”Award of Excellence” from the Accolade Competition
  • 2012: 4 Awards from The Los Angeles Movie Awards
  • 2011: Interdependence Film Prize  from The Berlin Film Festival & The Interdependence Movement
  • 2011: Women in Film Award” National Geographic All Roads Grant at the Sundance Film Festival
  • 2011:Best Documentary Audience Award” The Maui Film Festival
  • 2011: “Best of the Fest Documentary Award” The Portland Maine Film Festival
  • 2011: “Meta Media Award” The Dallas Video Fest
  • 2011:  The Jerusalem Film Festival
  • 2011: Director Tiffany Shlain nominated for a “Women of Vision Award” at Sundance Film Festival

WINNER of the “Disruptive Innovation Award”
from the Tribeca Film Festival


Selected by The U.S. State Department & USC for the 2012 American Film Showcase 

“The American Film Showcase builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power diplomacy,” which embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools – in this case film – to bring people together and foster greater understanding.

Comprised of 29 American films, the Showcase represents work of high artistic quality, illustrates diverse viewpoints, and reflects contemporary American society and culture. In addition to presenting the films to overseas audiences, the filmmakers and film experts will also conduct lectures, workshops, master classes on a variety of topics including filmmaking, storytelling, cinematography, marketing, distribution and funding, animation, digital technology, and emergent media, among others.”

- Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC


4 Awards from The Los Angeles Movie Awards

“Best in Show”
“1st Place Documentary Feature”
“Best Visuals”
“Best Director”


First film to win the “Interdependence Film Prize  from The Berlin Film Festival & The Interdependence Movement


Tiffany Shlain & “Connected” Receive “Women in Film Award” National Geographic All Roads Grant at the Sundance Film Festival


Best Documentary Audience Award” The Maui Film Festival


“Metta Media Award” The Dallas Video Fest


Director Shlain nominated for a Women of Vision Award at Sundance along with Vera Farmiga and Amy Wendel.