Adjunct Professor Madeleine Lim

Madeleine Lim

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


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 BA 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.


  • BA, Cinema, San Francisco State University

Awards & 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.

    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.