Filmography

Painted Nails (2017) 1 hour documentary by Dianne Griffin and Erica Jordan, DigAll Media a non profit
Adults and Education (2016) short documentary,  DigAll Media a non profit
Women Empowering Women (2008)shot in Mongolia, China and Thailand, for Women’s Global Fund
Jewels of the Mekong(2006)Shot in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, produced for United Nations Development Program Beyond the Mountain (2005)Shot entirely in Nepal, produced for UN Development Program Film
Film Inside the Bay(2002) six short profiles about outstanding San Francisco Bay Area film and video professionals produced for Sundance Channel
White Hotel (1997) feature length Documentary, Eritrea, East Africa, Wake Up! Productions

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

8th Annual CSM Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 2017
Seattle Asian American Film Festival,  2017
United Nations Traveling Film Festival-Denver Film Society, Denver Chapter 2017
New Orleans Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 – Jury Award Finalist, 2016
Cinequest International Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
CAAMFest 2016, Painted Nails, (Center for Asian American Media) 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Disorient Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 (Courageous Womyn Award)
Viet Film Festival, Painted Nails, 201639th Asian American Film Festival New York, 2016
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
ECO Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival at Stanford, Painted Nails, 2016
California Film Institute – San Rafael Film Center, Painted Nails, 2016
Main San Francisco Public Library (2016)
UC Santa Barbara Cultural Center, 2016
California Film Institute – San Rafael Film Center, Painted Nails, 2016
United Nations Development Program – Jewels of the Mekong, Beyond the Mountain, ongoing screenings
Sundance Channel – Film Inside the Bay, televised 2002
Two Boots Den of Cin, White Hotel, New York 2001
Long Beach Museum of Modern Art, White Hotel, 20 Questions: Person, Place or Thing, 1999
United Nations Film Festival, White Hotel, Building a Society for All Ages, Stanford University, CA, 1999
Museum of Modern Art of New York, White Hotel, Selected for New Directors Series, New York, 1997
Women Make Waves (WMW) White Hotel, Film and Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan 1998
Harvard Film Archive, White Hotel, Reverse Angel Series, Boston, Massachusetts January– February 1997
Zanzibar International Film Festival, White Hotel, Zanzibar, Africa 1998
The Cultural Center of The Philippines Independent Film & Video, White Hotel, Philippines 1998
Black Maria Film and Video Festival, White Hotel, New Jersey 1997
Roxie Cinema, Calendar Screening, San Francisco, California, 1997
Seattle Art Museum and 911 Media Arts Center, White Hotel, Featured Event, Seattle, WA, 1997
Documental, Independent Attitude Series, White Hotel, Santa Monica, California, March 1997
Indiana University, World Aids Day Series, White Hotel, Collection of Wells Media, Indiana, 1997
The Red Vic, Calendar Screening, White Hotel, San Francisco, California, January 4, 1997
Channel 4, London, England 1997
Free Speech TV (FStv), Boulder, Colorado 2000

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS (for White Hotel – feature documentary)
Permanent Collection Library of Congress
African Video Collections – Harvard College Library , Boston Mass
University of Minnesota, Human Rights Library
The Africa Collections at Stanford University
Lemieux Library, Seattle, Washington
James Madison Library, African Collection
Maryknoll World Video Library, JMU Africa Collection
African Collection, University of Idaho, Idaho
University of Washington, AIDS-World Health Collection, Washington
UC Merced Library, Merced, California
Great River Regional Library, New York

GRANTS

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Artist’s Grant – 2009

SELECTED AWARDS
Courageous Womyn Award at Disorient Film Festival – Painted Nails 2016
Jury Award Finalist at the New Orleans Film Festival – Painted Nails 2016
San Francisco Film Society, Film House Residency Award, 2010
Audience Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival, White Hotel, 1998
Selected Colds Springs Workshop, sponsored by Miramax Films, White Hotel, New York, 1996
Honorable Mention, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, White Hotel 1997

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Juror-Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2016
Jury Chairman – Advisory Panel for United Nations Film Festival since inception, 1998-2016
Juror Panelist for the Golden Gate Awards San Francisco International Film Festival, 1995-2008
Juror – Playground Theatre, Berkeley California, Short Film Competition-The mission of PlayGround is to support the development of new local voices for the theatre 2012
Documentary Juror for Mill Valley Film Festival, 2001-2008

BOARD MEMBER

Feed Educate Employ South Africa-2011-2014

PANELS

The Intersection of Health and Ethics – Stanford Medical School- United Nations Film Festival 2016
The Dream Panel – Stanford University- United Nations Film Festival – 2012

DISTRIBUTORS
Kanopy 2016
Tapeworm 200-2009
Tower Video 2000-2010
Amazon 2000-2014
Distributed World Wide by Jane Balfour Films LTD, out of London, England 1997

GUEST LECTURER

San Francisco City College, San Francisco, California 2017
Cascade Canyon School, Fairfax, California 2012
California State University, Communications Department, Hayward, California 1997
UC California, Film Studies Department, Berkeley, California 1998-2011
Stanford University, Humanities Department, Stanford, California 1998-2016

INSTRUCTOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Documentary Instructor, San Francisco Digital Film School 2014-2015
Documentary Instructor, Midpen Media Center, Palo Alto, California 2016

ARTICLES
Painted Nails
“A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary” – 7 X 7 Article 2016
“Painted Nails,’ is equal parts immigrant and activist story” – FrontRunnermagazine.com 2016
“Painted Nails’ documentary at Sebastopol Film Festival” – Sonoma Gazette 2016
Viet Film Fest Interview – Eric Wong 2016
“Griffin and Jordan, Getting Their Nails Done,” Film 360, Michael Fox, May 2010

White Hotel
“Death in Africa, Death in Kansas”, Reel Talk, August 26, 2003
“White Hotel” Slant Magazine, Ed Gonzalez, October, 2001
“Documentaries in the Limelight”, SF Gate.com, October 19, 1999
“The White Hotel” The Independent, San Francisco, February 1998
“A Journey to the White Hotel”, Cue Magazine, February 1998
“What’s On” The Argonaut, Santa Monica, California September 26, 1998
“The White Hotel”, The New York Independent Film Monitor, New York, January 15,1997
“White Hotel”, The Bay Area Business Woman Journal, San Francisco, January 1997
“White Hotel takes personal look at AIDS in Eritrea”, Film & Tape World, San Francisco, January 1997
“White Hotel challenges viewers to confront reality”, The Richmond Review, San Francisco, January 1996
“Modern African Adventure Told in Documentary, White Hotel”, San Francisco Marina Times, January 1996

BOARD MEMBER – FEESA – Feed Employ Educate South Africa 2011-2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

United Nations Association Film Festival Advisory Board • International Documentary Association