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. 

From Left to Right: Phil Roberts, Bob, Hoover, Clay Lacy, Harrison Ford, Heather Taylor, Sean D. Tucker, Randy Babbitt, Eugene Certan, "Fig" Newton. 

From Left to Right: Phil Roberts, Bob, Hoover, Clay Lacy, Harrison Ford, Heather Taylor, Sean D. Tucker, Randy Babbitt, Eugene Certan, "Fig" Newton. 

                                 Harrison Ford and Heather Taylor

                                 Harrison Ford and Heather Taylor

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

  • 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
  • Korn Radio JP Skelly’s interview with Heather Taylor on Breaking Through the Clouds won 1st place in the Great Plains Associated Press Broadcast News Contest and an Eric Sevareid Award of Merit from Northwest Broadcast News Association
  • Top Content and Top Research Award for website and blog from SnippetFact.com

 

Official Selection in the following Film Festivals:

Chesapeake Film Festival, Women’s International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, La Femme Film Festival (Semi-Finalist), Tulsa Film Festival, Moondance Film Festival (Semi-Finalist), Landlocked Film Festival, Ohio Independent Film Festival, Reel Stuff Film Festival, National Aviation Hall of Fame.