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2017 Post-Production Sound Award at Meetings on the Bridge at Istanbul Film Festival for documentary in development A Prince from Outer Space: Zeki Müren (Istanbul, TR)

2015 Best Short Documentary Award at San Diego Latino Film Festival (San Diego, CA)

2014 Brooklyn Spirit Award at Brooklyn Film Festival (New York, NY)

2014 Audience Award at Turkish Documentary Festival at Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)


2018 Chicken and Egg Diversity Initiative

2017 LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund for Development

2016 Council for the Arts at MIT Grant

2016 MIT Public Service Fellowship Grant

2015 SALT Research Grant

2015 Council for the Arts at MIT Grant

2014 LEF Foundation Grant for the Robert Flaherty Seminar Fellowship



RIDM, UXDocs (Montreal, Canada)

Barbican Centre (London, UK)

!f Istanbul, Tomorrow (Istanbul, Turkey) 

SVA Gallery (New York, USA)


IDFA, DocLab (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ** Zeki Müren Hotline World Premiere

The Brattle Theatre, DocYard (Cambridge, USA)

Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival (Minneapolis, USA)

Maysles Cinema, An Open Letter to NYC: Immigrant Documentary Filmmakers and Their Films  (New York, USA)

Metrograph Theatre (New York, USA)

Black Light Film and Video Series (Richmond, USA)

Freiburger Film Forum (Freiburg, Germany)


MoMA PS1, Greater New York Exhibition (New York, USA)

Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers Series (New York, USA)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Turkish Film Festival (Boston, USA)

Architektur.Film.Sommer (Vienna, Austria)

Sakip Sabanci Museum, Reunion Exhibition (Istanbul, Turkey)

San Diego Latino Film Festival (San Diego, USA)

The Chicago International Movies and Music Film Festival (Chicago, USA)

Rincon International Film Festival (Rincon, Puerto Rico)

Boston Cinema Census (Somerville, USA)

Picture Farm Film Festival (New York, USA)

San Antonio Cinefestival (San Antonio, USA)

Venice Biennial, Labour in a Single Shot (Venice, Italy)

Koreana Museum of Art, Labour in a Single Shot (Seoul, Korea)

House of the World Cultures, Labour in a Single Shot (Berlin, Germany)

Black Light Film and Video Series (Richmond, USA)


MoMA Documentary Fortnight (New York, USA) ** Toñita’s World Premiere

Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico)

New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans, USA)

Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, USA)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Turkish Documentary and Short Film Festival (Boston, USA)

Brooklyn Film Festival (Brooklyn, USA)

Documentarist (Istanbul, Turkey)

Bushwick Film Festival (Brooklyn, USA)

Corto Circuito (New York, USA)

International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (New York, USA)

Boston Center for the Arts, Labour in a Single Shot (Boston, USA)


Creative Time Summit 2013: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century (New York, USA)

NoteOn, Keep Taking It Apart (Berlin, Germany)

MoMA, Abstract Currents (New York, NY)

UnionDocs, community screening at Lindsay Park (Brooklyn, USA)

Flux Factory, Borderless (Queens, USA)

The Caribbean Sports Club, community screening (Brooklyn, USA)

Los Sures Senior Center, community screening (Brooklyn, USA)


The Invisible Dog Art Center, Prolonged Exposure (Brooklyn, NY)

Visual Arts Gallery, Between Two Thoughts (New York, NY)

Visual Arts Gallery, Parsing (Im)possibilities (New York, NY)


West Side Gallery, Pixellence (New York, NY)

West Side Gallery, Parallel Threads (New York, NY)


Sakip Sabanci Museum, Flow (Istanbul, Turkey)

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Huffington Post, Tina Orlandini: “Toñita’s: The Last Caribbean Social Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn” – February 19, 2014

Creative Time Reports, Beyza Boyacioglu: “Toñita’s: The Brooklyn Club That Keeps Puerto Rico Kicking in Williamsburg” – September 16, 2013

Atlas Obscura, Cara Giaimo: “Before Bowie Or Prince, There Was Zeki Müren— Turkey’s Gender-Bending Rock Star” – May 09, 2016

Global Voices, Carlos Esteban Cana “Documentary Highlights Resilience of Puerto Ricans Living in New York” – March 7, 2014

xoxothemag, Interview in the series “Some Women of Documentary” – Dec 2016 – Jan 2017 issue

m-est, Eray Cayli: “Toñita’s: Close Up and Social

UnionDocs, video interview

Radikal, Birce Altay “Zeki Müren Bu Hattın Ucunda” – Jan 15, 2016

Milliyet, Fisun Yalçınkaya “Zeki Müren de Bizi Duyuyor” – Feb 03, 2016

Habertürk, Gülenay Börekçi “Aykırı Bir Şehir Mekanının Hikayesi” – March 08, 2014

La Respuesta, Gabriel Maldonado “Toñita’s: A Nuyorican Home in South Williamsburg” – May 5, 2014

The Majalla, Clarissa Pharr “Istanbul’s Open Air Studio” – June 22, 2014