Turnip Theater Festival NYC

Turnip Theater Festival NYC

"Coitus-Hateus" BEST ACTRESS BEST DIRECTOR 1998

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

$15,000 DISTINGUISHED ARTIST FELLOWSHIP for Multi-Disciplinary Achievement 1988

International Film&TV Festival of NY

International Film&TV Festival of NY

"How to be Donna Reed" Nick at Night - Viacom GOLD MEDAL

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Film Fest New Haven

Film Fest New Haven

"Sullivan's Last Call" AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 1997

Cinekink Film Festival

Cinekink Film Festival

"Sullivan's Last Call" HONORABLE BEST MENTION 2009

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

"Sullivan's Last Call" CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 1997

East Village Film Festival

East Village Film Festival

"Sullivan's Last Call" AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 1998

More Magazine Screenplay Competition

More Magazine Screenplay Competition

"Mafia Wives, Incorporated" QUARTER FINALIST 2010

Moviemaker Magazine

Moviemaker Magazine

ARTIST TO WATCH Student, younger generation, and mid-career American filmmakers who are writing the history of the present. Any ten minutes of one of these filmmaker's films has more genuine insight into life than the complete work of Oliver Stone, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee. Todd Haynes, Tom Noonan, Sean Penn, Francesca Rizzo, Jim Jarmusch...

Sundance Institute Screenplay

Sundance Institute Screenplay

"Talk to Me" LEVEL TWO 1999

Action on Film Festival

Action on Film Festival

"The Poet Englestrom" BEST PERFORMANCE 2010

Skyfest Film & Script Festival

Skyfest Film & Script Festival

"The Poet Englestrom" Directed by Francesca Rizzo First Place Short Film 2010

Harvard Film Archive

Harvard Film Archive

Stepping Stone Film Festival

Stepping Stone Film Festival

"The Poet Englestrom" OFFICIAL SELECTION 2009

Skyfest

Skyfest

"Five Valid Reasons for Murdering Lisa" OFFICIAL SELECTION 2011

Action on Film Festival

Action on Film Festival

"Five Valid Reasons for Murdering Lisa" OFFICIAL SELECTION 2011

Telly Awards

Telly Awards

"This is Lynne Thigpen" Directed by Francesca Rizzo MovieBaby Productions SILVER TELLY

Telly Awards

Telly Awards

"Neurotic in New York" Directed by Francesca Rizzo MovieBaby Productions SILVER TELLY

Telly Awards

Telly Awards

"Behind the Scenes with David Shatraw" Directed by Francesca Rizzo MovieBaby Productions SILVER TELLY

Honors

“You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
 

– Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)