FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Best of Fest Award - Documentary Film - WIN (Women's Image Network) Awards.
- Best Women in Cinema Award - San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2008.
- Tribute Award - San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2008: for achievements in independent cinema.
- Best Documentary Film- Female Eye Film Festival
- Best in Category -2008 BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Festival of Media Arts: Documentary Competition: Long-Form Documentary
- Best Documentary Feature -2007 Spirit of Moondance Award
- Insight Award for Excellence: Documentary - Editing
- Accolade Competition Award of Excellence - Contemporary Issues/Awareness-Raising
- CSUN Exceptional Creativity Award - Women in Film Finishing Fund Award
- Roy W. Dean Video Award
- "100 Years of Feminist Films!" retrospective
- Gdansk DocFilm Festival
- International Female Film Festival: LaFemme Film Festival
- Moondance International Film Festival
- Flying Broom International Film Festival Ankara Turkey
- DOXA Documentary Film Festival
- Women of the World Film Festival – Australia
- Tiburon International Film Festival
Women Behind the Camera reveals the courageous lives of pioneer camerawomen from Hollywood to Bollywood, from war zones to children's laughter, in a way that has never been seen before. Based on a book by Alexis Krasilovsky, the film tells the stories of camerawomen surviving the odds in Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, the U.S. and other countries, as well as exploring their individual visions. Interviews include top female Directors of Photography, such as Akiko Ashizawa, JSC (Japan), Joan Hutton, CSC (Canada), Brianne Murphy, ASC (USA), Vijayalakshmi (India). Women Behind the Camera celebrates not only the survival of pioneer camerawomen in a male-dominated field, but a new generation of camerawomen's visions.
Alexis Krasilovsky is writer/director/producer of the global feature documentary, Women Behind the Camera, which recently won the Accolade Competition's Award for Excellence for Contemporary Issues/Awareness-Raising and the Insight Award for Excellence for Documentary Editing. The film is based on her book, also entitled Women behind the Camera (Praeger 1997). Other films and videos written and directed by Alexis Krasilovsky include What Memphis Needs, Exile, Blood, and End of the Art World, which Artforum praised for its "quality of humor possible only with depth of understanding." Her films have aired nationally on PBS and The Learning Channel and screened in museums and festivals here and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Viennale. At Yale University, Krasilovsky studied with film historian and compilation expert Jay Leyda. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts. In addition to the 2000 Roy W. Dean Video Award and the 2006 Women in Film Finishing Fund Award for Women Behind the Camera, Alexis Krasilovsky has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Brody Arts Fund, the Barbra Streisand Center, the Western Regional Media Arts Fellowship Program, California State University, Northridge's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and the California N.O.W. Foundation. She is a Professor of Screenwriting and Film Studies in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge.