Awards & Press

Best Short Film (El Lugar Sin Límites. Quito, Ecuador)

Best Short Film (El Lugar Sin Límites. Quito, Ecuador)

Audience Award for Best Documentary Short, Seattle Transgender Film Festival. Seattle, WA. 2019.

Audience Award for Best Documentary Short, Seattle Transgender Film Festival. Seattle, WA. 2017.

2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist – Transgender Non-Fiction 
The Globe 100: Best Books of 2016
CBC Arts: Best Books of 2016

Jury Award, Regent Park Film Festival. Toronto, Ontario. 2012.
EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist, Inside Out Film and Video Festival. Toronto, Ontario. 2012.

Best Short Film, El Lugar Sin Límites. Quito, Ecuador. 2011.
Jury Award for Best Documentary, Bangalore Queer Film Festival. Bangalore, India. 2011.

STEALTH: Canada Council for the Arts. Media Arts Grant. 2012.
FRAMING AGNES: Canada Council for the Arts. Explore and Create. 2018.
FRAMING AGNES: Canada Council for the Arts. Concept to Realization. 2018.
FRAMING AGNES: University of Chicago Arts Grant. 2018.

Visiting Scholar, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. 2017. 
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago. 2016-2018. 
Provost Dissertation Scholarship, York University. 2015-2016.
Mellon Residential Fellowship in Arts Practice & Scholarship, University of Chicago. 2013-2014.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. 2013-2015.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2012-2013.
York University Graduate Scholarship. 2011-2012.
Margaret R Award, York University Graduate Program in Women's Studies. 2010-2011.
Al Aubin UCLA LGBT Student Service and Achievement Award. 2004.
UCLA Women for Change Leadership Award. 2004.

Select PRESS
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 63 Short Films Selected from 5,131
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Unlocking Agnes’ secrets: U. of C. researchers unearth a surprising discovery about 1950s transgender case in Tribeca film fest
UCHICAGO NEWS: UChicago scholars examine decades of trans history in Tribeca film debut
THE PARIS REVIEW: Reframing Agnes
GLAAD MEDIA: Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt take us behind the scenes of their genre-bending short film “Framing Agnes”
PEOPLE MAGAZINE: The Tribeca Film Festival's Biggest Stars Are Stopping by Our Photo Booth: See the Photos!
POP THEOLOGY: Tribeca: “Framing Agnes” Brings Trans Voices of the Past to Life
LEVEL GROUND: A Framework for Collaboration
MIAMI RAIL: Interview with RL Goldberg
DAILY XTRA: You Only Live Twice
CBC ARTS: Why do documentaries matter? 
QUILL & QUIRE: Review of You Only Live Twice 
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Review of You Only Live Twice 
CARLETON UNIVERSITY: Challenging Notions of Sexuality
SOUTH SIDE WEEKLY: An Animate Archive, Review of #FOLLOWUS
CHICAGO READER: Gender under the knife
CHICAGO MAROON RESISTERECTOMY: In new experimental space, artists probe the gendered body
SOCIETY AND SPACE: Interview with John Greyson and Chase Joynt
ORIGINAL PLUMBING MAGAZINE: Welcome to the World of Chase Joynt, interview with Zoe Whittall
RADAR PRODUCTIONS: Coming Up @ RADAR, interview with Michelle Tea
FAB MAGAZINE: AKIN screens at Regent Park Film Festival, interview with Brian Bantugan
RPFF 2012: Presents Lift/Whites Most Promising Filmmaker Award to Chase Joynt
BLOUIN ARTINFO: Review I’m Yours: Pride Week LGBT Short Film Festival Hits and Misses
CBC RADIO 1 FEATURE: Portraits of a Transgender Toronto 
CBC METRO MORNING RADIO: Miss Transgender Universe? with Nina Arsenault

PLEASE DON’T INSULT ME (poster campaign coverage)
XTRA: “National Post apologizes for running transphobic ad.”
THE ADVOCATE: “Canadian Ad Warns Against Trans “Confusion.’”
BLOGTO: “National Post takes heat for running transphobic ad.”
CARE2: “Since When is Anti-Transgender Propaganda a Canadian Value?”
THE GAILY: “Transphobic Ad in National Post Bites Institute for Canadian Values in Tight White Asses.”
PINKNEWS: “Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad.”

Laurentian University. Sudbury, ON.
University of Toronto. Toronto, ON.
OCAD. Toronto, ON.
Vtape. Toronto, ON.
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Toronto, ON. 
New York University. New York, NY.
University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Columbia College Chicago. Chicago, IL.