Awards and Recognitions


Awarded a UNHCR designation (UNHCR number COM-13-0172)

2014 Africa World Documentary Film Festival

2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival

2013 Arpa International Film Festival

2005 The Grosse Point Light, Landmark to Great Lakes History. Top honor from the American Association for State and Local History.

Storm Warriors: Heroes of the Shipwreck Coast,

2005 East Lansing Film Festival

2005 Great Lakes International Film Festival

2004 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival

1997 Windows. Short Film, Best Cinematography Toledo, Spain film festival.

1995 Maggie’s Attic.  Short Film, Winner of Chicago Film Festival Silver medal in Cinematography

Broadcast Television

2014 Indigenous Rights PBS Big Questions series , Midwest US Emmy

2004 Stateless,  Press TV, Telesur

2004 Storm Warriors, PBS, National Distribution

Scott Erlinder Freelance Director of Photography, partial list of credits

March 2002 “Revolving Orbit” – Film funded by FMC Corporation about the work of African American sculptor Richard Hunt

May 2001 Discovery Alliance – Public Service Announcements for national “help” network

May 2000/2001 “Do The Write Thing” Chicago Challenge – Promotional videos for local chapter of Stop Violence campaign 2000 and 2001 (also producer and editor)

Sept 1997-Feb 1998 “Damon Wayans Show” – Chicago Unit

July 1998 “Post Mortem” – Short Film Estrada/Link Productions – E-films award winner

Aug 1998 “A Winner” – A. Eicoff – VISA/Mastercard, Commercial

Sept 1996-Nov 1997 “I Do” – Cuz Films – Feature

Aug/Sept 1997 “Windows” – Short Film, Winner Best Cinematography Toledo, Spain, film festival

Sept 1997 “Girlfriends” – ISS Productions, Feature

Jun 1996-Jan 1997 “The Straight Dope” – Series for A&E Network (13 episodes)

Oct 1995 “The Russian Orthodox Patriarch in Chicago” – Lake Effect Films, Documentary

July 1995 “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – National Geographic/Discovery Channel Documentary

May 1995 “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n Roll” – Evergreen Broadcasting, National Clio Award Winner

Aug 1995 “Maggie’s Attic” – Painted Wings Productions, Short Film, Winner of Chicago Film Festival, Silver in Cinematography

Jan 1994 “Twenty Bucks” – Big Tomorrow Productions, Feature Film, 2nd Unit Director of Photography

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