Madeleine Lim is an award-winning filmmaker with 25 years of
experience as a producer, director, cinematographer and editor. Her films have screened at sold-out theaters
at international film festivals around the world, featured at museums and universities, and broadcast to millions
on PBS. She holds a B.A. in Cinema from
San Francisco State University, where she was awarded Outstanding Cinema
Student of the Year. She is the founding Executive Director of Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP). She has taught at USF since 2004.
Awards and Distinctions
Lim received the 1997 Award of Excellence from the San Jose Film & Video
Commission’s Joey Awards and won the 1998 National Educational Media Network
Bronze Apple Award. She was the Featured
Filmmaker at the 2006 APAture Asian American Arts Festival. Her latest film, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, won the 2013 Audience Award at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
GRANT AWARDSCOMMUNITY AWARDS
From 2000 to 2003, Lim was a California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence. Her films have received awards from the
prestigious and highly competitive Paul Robeson Independent Media Fund, as well
as the Frameline Film Completion Fund. Lim has thrice been
awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission for her
films. She was recently awarded a
Community Story Fund grant from Cal Humanities and a San Francisco Foundation
Bay Area Documentary Fund grant for her latest film, The Worlds of Bernice Bing.
In 2005, Lim received the LGBT Local Hero
Award from KQED-TV in recognition of her leadership of QWOCMAP and her
dedicated service to the queer women of color community. She has won the 2007 DreamSpeaker Award from
Purple Moon Dance Project and the 2010 Phoenix Award from APIQWTC. She was awarded the 2011 Bayard Rustin Civil
Rights Award from the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club. She was the winner of the 2013 State Farm
Good Neighbor Award presented by Equality California.