AWARDS & HONORS
NATIONAL AVIATION HALL OF FAME COMBS GATES AWARD
The National Aviation Hall of Fame honored Producer Heather Taylor with the Prestigious Combs Gates Award for Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby. The award was presented by Harrison Ford, Bob Hoover, Eugene Cernan, Clay Lacy, Sean D. Tucker, "Fig" Newton, Randy Babbitt and NAHF President Phil Roberts.
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Official Selection in 14 Film Festivals. Special Recognition in the Following
David Ponce Award Best of the Festival: Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Gold Peer Award for Best Documentary from TIVA-DC (Television, Internet, Video Association).
Silver Telly Award voted on by professional judging panel and People’s Silver Telly voted on by general public
Best Documentary, Gutsy Gals Film Festival
Utopian Vision Award (Top Award of Festival): Utopia Film Festival
Best “Women in Docs” at the Docs in Progress 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony (honoring a film that tells an important story about women). Also Nominated in the Historical Documentary Category.
International Documentary Association (IDA) Finalist: ABC News Video Source Award
Best Documentary DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia): Reel Independent Film Extravaganza
Award of Excellence: The Indie Fest
Induction into the Amelia Earhart International Forest of Friendship.
Heather Taylor was honored as a 2018 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. She was recognized for her work in preserving women's history including the enormous contribution of her documentary, Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby.
The International Forest of Friendship is made up of trees representing all the 50 states and 35 countries around the world, including a “moon tree” grown from a seed taken to the moon on Apollo 14. Among the more than 1300 honorees are such internationally recognized flyers as Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, the Wright Brothers, Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, and Chuck Yeager.