Reviews and FestivalsINQUIRE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF FESTIVALS and AWARDS
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The Short Films of Elizabeth Lo
is a beautifully photographed collection...These documentaries provide an intimate window into understanding the variety of experiences of people in society...These films all share a social conscience."
-Educational Media Reviews Online
"Important short documentary, highlights the growing wealth gap in San Francisco as the recent tech boom displaces more and more homeless people."
"The close quarters of the bus and Lo's tightly cropped shots have an immersive effect. For the short time the film runs, the viewer is on that bus. You feel the exhaustion, the tension, the unpredictability of the environment."-The Atlantic, CityLab
APCA Short Film Award, CAAMFest
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking, Cinema Eye Honors
Golden Dragon Award for Best Short Film, Krakow Film Festival
Best Documentary Short, CineMigrante Film FestivalFEATURED ON
VIMEO Short of the Week
National Geographic Short Film Showcase
PBS' POV Broadcast Series
New York Times Op-Docs
Los Angeles Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
"[Bisonhead] offers an understated and powerful glimpse into the struggle to keep ancient traditions alive, the marginalization of indigenous people and the slippery definitions of the word 'freedom'."
-Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
"[Bisonhead] is a quietly devastating glimpse into the modern indigenous struggle, focused just as intently on the snowy land and sturdy bison, as it is on the faces of the native tribe...Gracefully documents the gutted native culture attempting to persevere."
Screened at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema ShowcaseOFFICIAL SELECTION
Los Angeles Film Fesetival
"A powerful short brimming with real-life emotion...Lo and Lozada's doc aims its gaze at the most heartbreaking and resonating element of this story - children growing up with absent Mother's."
- Short of the Week
"It is heartbreaking to watch the kids visit their moms in Mother's Day and those powerful images stay with you long after the film is over."
-Educational Media Reviews Online
Audience Award for Best Short Documentary, SF Docfest
2017 VIMEO Staff Pick
Vimeo Short of the Week
New York Times Op Doc
New Orleans Film Festival
Camden International Film Festival
Palm Springs ShortsFest
"[Notes from Buena Vista] provided a rare opportunity to move beyond a theoretical discussion about affordable housing and witness real examples of working families struggling to find housing they can afford."
-Silicon Valley Community Foundation
No Violence Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
"Ethical, class, and environmental issues in San Francisco begin to surface through this collision of fantasy and realism."
Spirit Award for Best Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival
Hot Docs Films Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
AIASF Architecture + The City Festival
"[Last Stop in Santa Rosa] is hauntingly simple and beautifully executed. Delicately balances her subject matter,visually echoing a line uttered by one of her subjects: ‘What we see is what we see from the outside.’"
Director's Choice 3rd Prize, Black Maria Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, San Francisco Film Society's Beyond Film School Showcase
Red Rock Film Festival