FILMOGRAPHY

The Creative High (2020) feature length documentary in production with DigAllMedia 501(c)(3) From The Heart 501 (c)(3)
Painted Nails (2016) feature documentary with DigAllMedia 501 (c)(3)
Felting-Peace Industry (2015) short documentary
Second Language ( 2014) Short documentary
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 Inside the Bay (2002) six profiles about outstanding San Francisco Bay Area film-video professionals Sundance Channel

White Hotel (1997) feature length Documentary, Eritrea, Wake Up! Productions
Sundance Channel
– Film Inside the Bay, televised 2002

SELECTED PRESENTATIONSPAINTED NAILS

– Angel Island Permanent Exhibition, Painted Nails, 2020
– Asian Student Association Screening at Stanford University 2020
– Barnard College, Presented for Classroom Setting Women in Health 2020
– Wing Luke Museum of The Asian American Experience-Where Beauty Lies, Seattle, Washington 2019-2020
– Johns Hopkins 2018
– UNAFF Traveling Film Festival – Denver, Painted Nails 2017
– Women’s Voices for the Earth, Montana 2017
– Organization of Chinese Americans –SF Chapter
– 8th Annual CSM Asian Pacific America Film Festival 2017
– Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2017
– UNAFF Traveling Film Festival – Cinequest International Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
– CAAMFest, 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)
– Asian Health Services Screening – Oakland California 2016-2020 Ongoing
– Viet Film Festival, Painted Nails, 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, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016
– New Orleans Film Festival, Painted Nails, Jury Award Finalist, 2016
– 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, Painted Nails, 2016
– APAMSA – Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association at Johns
– Hopkins Medical School

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS WHITE HOTEL

– Museum of Modern Art New York and the Lincoln Center, Selected for New Directors Series, New York, 1997

– Two Boots Den of Cin, New York 2001
– Long Beach Museum of Modern Art, 20 Questions: Person, Place or Thing, 1999
– United Nations Film Festival, Building a Society for All Ages, Stanford University, CA, 1999
– Women Make Waves (WMW) Film and Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan 1998
– Harvard Film Archive, Reverse Angel Series, Boston, Massachusetts January– February 1997
– Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar, Africa 1998
– The Cultural Center of The Philippines Independent Film & Video, Philippines 1998
– Black Maria Film and Video Festival, New Jersey 1997
– Roxie Cinema, Calendar Screening, San Francisco, California, 1997
– Seattle Art Museum and 911 Media Arts Center, Featured Event, Seattle, WA, 1997 Documental, Independent Attitude Series, Santa Monica, California, March 1997
– Indiana University, World Aids Day Series, Collection of Wells Media, Indiana, 1997
– The Red Vic, Calendar Screening, San Francisco, California, January 4, 1997
– Channel 4, London, England 1997
– Free Speech TV (FStv), Boulder, Colorado 2000

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS –WHITE HOTEL

– 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
– University of Idaho, Idaho
– University of Washington, AIDS-World Health Collection
– UC Merced Library, Merced, California
– Great River Regional Library, New York

GRANTS

– Lutheran Fund – 2019 and 2020
– The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Artist’s Grant – 2009 Jewish Communal Fund – 2011, 2019

SELECTED AWARDS

– Courageous Womyn Award at Disorient Film Festival, Painted Nails 2016
– Jury Award Finalist at the New Orleans Film Festival, Painted Nails 2016
– Commendation, Painted Nails Production Team-For depicting the contributions of Asian Americans in San Jose and raising awareness on issues that affect the community daily – City of San Jose, California
– 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

BROADCAST 2016-2020 – PAINTED NAILS

– PBS Nationwide including but not limited to KQED to WNET
airdates in 13 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
INCLUDING:
• Charlotte (SCETV)• Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville (SCETV)• Indianapolis
• Las Vegas• Los Angeles• Orlando (WDSC & WEFS)• Philadelphia• Portland (OPB) • San Antonio• San Diego • San Francisco (KRCB, KCSM & KQED) • Tulsa

RELATED EXPERIENCE

– Juror – Playground Theatre, Berkeley California, Short Film Competition-The mission of Play Ground is to support the development of new local voices for the theatre 2012
– Jury Chairman – Advisory Panel and Juror for United Nations Film Festival since inception, 1998-2020
– Juror Panelist for the Golden Gate Awards San Francisco International Film Festival, 1995-2008
– Documentary Juror for Mill Valley Film Festival, 2001-2008
Sebastopol Film Festival Juror, 2019

BOARD MEMBER

MIR San Francisco Zen Center-2019-2020

Feed Educate Employ South Africa-2011-2017

PANEL

– The Dream Act-Stanford University-United Nations Film Festival–2012
– The Intersection of Health and Ethics – Stanford Medical School- United Nations Film Festival 2016
– Stanford Teaching Guide – White Hotel – 2012

DISTRIBUTORS

Kanopy 2018-To Present
Tapeworm 2000-2009
Tower Video 2000-2010
Amazon 2000-2020
World Wide by Jane Balfour Films LTD, out of London, England 1997

GUEST LECTURER

– 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 1998-2020
– FLM 16- Camera As Witness: Women Around the World From Victims to Leaders, This course offers a unique chance to become familiar with global women’s issues, understand the aesthetic capacities of documentary filmmaking.

INSTRUCTOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Documentary Film Instructor, San Francisco Digital Film School 2014-2015

Documentary Film Instructor, Mid Pen Media Center 2017

ARTICLES

Danger, ongles toxiques by Iris Gagnon-Paradis La Presse 2017
Examiner–Ed Moy 2016
Sonoma Gazette 2016
KALW Local Public Radio San Francisco- Your Call, Hana BaBa a conversation with filmmakers Erica Jordan and Dianne Griffin
“Painted Nails a documentary”, Women & Environments by Helen Lynn 2019
“A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary”, 7×7 2016
“Painted Nails”, Frontrunner Magazine July 2016
“Griffin and Jordan, Getting Their Nails Done,” Film 360, Michael Fox, May 2010 “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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

United Nations Association Film Festival Advisory Board International Documentary Association
Member Film Fatales
Headlands Center for Arts