Awards

Variety Review

"...This fine first feature is a disarming personal docu that turns into a very moving consideration of historical genocide and individual heroism. Winner of a well-deserved jury prize at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, it merits further exposure..."

- Dennis Harvey

IDA Documentary Magazine Review

"...New Year baby is a moving personal journey ...deservedly earned the $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary."

Select Honors:

Wins the 'Movies That Matter' Human Rights Award, an initiative by Amnesty International (unanimous jury decision)

Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the 25th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival (unanimous decision)

Wins the AUDIENCE AWARD at the Los Angeles VC Film Festival

Wins the SPECIAL JURY AWARD at the Asian American International Film Festival - NY, NY

Wins the AUDIENCE AWARD at the Asian American International Film Festival - NY, NY

Wins the CRYSTAL HEART AWARD by the Heartland Film Festival

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - top ten audience favorite of 172 films

Selected HOT FILM at the Gotebord Film Festival

Selected for MassMoca's Working Films Residency

Opening Film: UNHCR Film

Opening Film: Guth Gafa Film

Closing Film DC Asian American Film Festival

ITVS National 30 City Community Screenings Outreach tour

National PBS's Independent Lens broadcast (Audience Award Finalist)

Festivals:

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (World Premiere & WINNER: Movies That Matter Award)

Nov. 22nd to Dec. 2nd / Amsterdam - Netherlands

Gotebord Film Festival (New Year Baby is marked as a Hot Film)

Jan. 26th to Feb. 5th / Goteborg - Sweden

Sedona Film Festival

Feb. 28th - March 4th / Sedona, AZ - USA

One World International Human Rights Film Festival

Feb. 28th - March 8th / Prague - Czech Republic

Amnesty International Film Festival

March 14th to 18th / Amsterdam - Netherlands

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (WINNER: Best Documentary)

March 15th to Feb. 25th / San Francisco, CA - USA

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

March 16h to 25th / Thessaloniki - Greece

Docaviv Film Festival

March 15th to 24th / Tel Aviv - Israel

AFI Dallas International Film Festival (WINNER: Best Documentary)

March 22nd to April 1st / Dallas, TX - USA

Chicago Asian American Showcase

March 31st to April 12th / Chicago, IL - USA

VC Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award)

May 3rd to May 10th / Los Angeles, CA - USA

Barcelona Asian Film Festival

April 27th to May 6th / Barcelona - Spain

Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival (OPENING FILM)

May 10th to 13th - Ireland

UNHCR Refugee Film Festival (OPENING FILM)

June 14th to 19th / Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Asian American International Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award & Special Jury Award)

July 22nd to 25th / New York, NY - USA

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

August 15th / Martha's Vineyard, MA - USA

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (CLOSING FILM)

October 6th / The Smithsonian Institution Freer - Washington, DC - USA

San Diego Asian Film Festival

October 11th to 18th / San Diego, CA - USA

Warsaw International Film Festival

October 12th to 21st / Warsaw - Poland

Middle East International Film Festival

October 14th to 19th / Abu Dahbi - United Arab Emirates

The Heartland Film Festival (WINNER Crystal Heart Award)

October 18th to 26th / Indianapolis, IN - USA

Village Cinema Documentary Series

October 29th - 7 PM @ Charles B. Wang Center / Port Jefferson, NY - USA

Amnesty International Film Festival (Spotlight Film)

November 8th - 11th / Vancouver - Canada

Seattle Human Rights Film Festival (SHRFF) - OPENING FILM

Presented by Amnesty International

Feb. 13th - 17th / Seattle, WA - USA

Durango Independent Film Festival

Feb. 27th - March 2nd / Durango, CO - USA

Common Ground Film

With the World Bank & The International Finance Corporation

Washington, DC - USA