Karina Epperlein - Filmography
  • Finding the Gold Within (92 min) 2014
    (Producer - Director - Writer - Cinematographer - Editor)
    Documentary about young black men from Akron, Ohio, entering college
    Mill Valley Film Festival - Big Muddy Film Festival (***John Michaels Award) - Cleveland International Film Festival - Black Male Summit - Chicago Social Change Film Festival - Lake Erie Film Festival - Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - National Bioneers Conference - Social Justice Think Tank 2015 - Rethinking Race Film Festival - AFAM Black Film Festival - Oneota Film Festival - College Bound Summit 2016
    Distributor: The Video Project and Kanopy
  • Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997 (40 min) 2009
    (Co-Producer – Co-Director – Co-Editor – Art/Music Director)
    Documentary about the HIJOS movement in Argentina, the children of the Disappeared
    Mill Valley Film Festival - La Peña, Berkeley - Charleston Film Festival - Newport Beach Film Festival - Sin Fronteras Film Festival - Washougal Film Festival - Port Townsend Film Festival - Brantford Film Festival, Canada -Oaxaca Int'l Independent Film Festival, Mexico
    Distributor: Ikarus Films/ Fanlight
  • In the Shadow of Huma’s Wing (56 min) 2008
    (Director – Writer – Cinematographer)
    Intimate portrait of somatic psychotherapy (as developed by Louise Barrie)

  • Phoenix Dance (16 min and 22 min version), 2006
    (Producer - Director - Cinematographer - Editor)
    Film about a one-legged dancer's return to the stage (featuring Homer Avila and Alonzo King)

    ***2006 San Francisco Int’l Film Festival (Golden Gate Award)
    ***2006 Official Selection - [ida]DocuWeek Theatrical Showcase & DocuWeek Multi City Theatrical Rollout (eight cities)
    ***2006 One of Eight “Short listed” for Oscar nomination: Best Short Documentary
    ***2006 Madelyn's Choice Award  -  Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
    ***2007 Isadora Duncan Dance Award (The Izzies) Special Achievement
    ***2007 Jury Award for Best Short Documentary - Newport Beach Film Festival
    ***2007 Audience Award: Best Short Film - Sydney Film Festival, Australia
    ***2007 Prize for Originality & Innovative Direction - Emotion Pictures Documentary & Disability Int’l Festival, Athens, Greece
    ***2008 Grand Prize, Best of Festival (Documentary) - Black Maria Film and Video Festival
    ***2008 Merit Award, Superfest, Int’l Disability Film Festival, Berkeley, California
    ***2008 Best Documentary, Sapporo Short Fest Japan
    ***2008 Audience Award, look&roll Kurzfilmfestival, Switzerland
    ***2008 Sprit of the Festival, FOCUS Film Festival, California

Dance Films Association Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center (New York) - Nashville Film Festival; Florida Film Festival - Cinedans Int’l Dance Film Festival (Amsterdam) - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival - Atlantic Film Festival (Nova Scotia) - Heartland Film Festival - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Mill Valley Film Festival - Denver Int’l Film Festival - Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival - Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival - Ashland Film Festival - Mendocino Film Festival - Constellation Change Screen Dance on Screen Festival (London) - American Dance Festival Dancing for the Camera - Crossroads Film Festival - Flint Institute of Arts - Rialto Cinemas Lakeside, Disabilities Series, Santa Rosa, CA - International Ballet Festival of Miami - Rochester Dance On Camera Festival - Moving Pictures Festival of Dance (Toronto) - Festival of German Dance Archive (Cologne) - Sonoma Valley Film Festival - Washington Center for the Performing Arts - Everett Women’s Film Festival, WA - VSA arts Family Festival (Kennedy Center) - “wie wir leben” Int’l Short Film Festival (Munich) - Int’l Festival of Films on Art (Montreal) - Port Townsend Film Festival - Milano Doc Festival (Italy) - FICAP, Lisbon (Portugal) - Fargo Film Festival, ND - Int’l Festival of Short Films on Culture, Jaipur (India) - Contemporary Documentary Series, Hollywood - Naregatsi Film Institute, Yerevan (Armenia) - The Other Film Festival, Melbourne (Australia) - Abilities Arts Festival, Toronto - Int’l Disability Film Festival, Moscow (Russia) - 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey)
Aired on KQED (PBS in the United States), TV in Greece, Sweden and Brazil.
Distributor: Fanlight Productions

  • We Are Here Together (65 min), 2003
    (Co-Producer – Director – Co-Cinematographer)
    Documentary about the tempestuous first year of an alternative charter high school in Alameda, California, where the students have a say, too.
    Denver Int’l Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival

  • I Will Not Be Sad In This World (56 min), 2001
    (Producer – Director – Director of Cinematography)
    Documentary about a 94-year-old Armenian woman who survived the genocide of her people in 1915.
    Armenian Film Festival (New York) - ARPA Int’l Film Festival (Los Angeles) - Denver Int’l Film Festival - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Memphis Int’l Film Festival - Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley) - Seattle Int’l Film Festival - World Affairs Council (San Francisco) - Naregatsi Film Institute (Yerevan, Armenia)

  • Women’s Rites (37 min), 2000
    (Director – Writer – Director of Cinematography)
    Video featuring women studying Expressive Arts Therapy with Anna & Daria Halperin.

  • Voices From Inside (60 min), 1996 Distributor: New Day Films
    (Producer – Director – Writer)
    Documentary about women in prison and their children on the outside.
    ***National Council on Crime and Delinquency's PASS Award.
    USA Film Festival (Finalist) - Windy City Int’l Documentary Festival (Honorable Mention)
    - Arizona Int’l Film Festival - Charlotte Film & Video Festival - Denver Int’l Film Festival - Parnu Int’l Documentary Film Festival (Finland).
    Aired on PBS stations - Link TV cable network.
    Distributor: New Day Films

  • i.e.Deutschland (9 min), 1988
    (Producer – Director – Writer – Actress)
    Video invoking the memory of growing up in post-war Germany in the shadow of the Holocaust, based on the one-woman show with same title.
    Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Labyrinthian (20 min), 1984
    (Producer – Director – Actress – Music/Sound Design)
    Video about the interior of longing and obsession set a poem by Greek poet Nanos Valaoritis.
    Stockholm Int’l Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival


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