Cauleen Smith’s films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Exhibition, MIT List Visual Arts Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Cinema De Baile and, most recently, at Arthouse and the Dougherty Arts Center, both in Austin, Texas, and Eyedrum Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Smith has received awards and support from the Rockefeller Inter-Cultural Media Arts Fellowship, the American Film Institute Independent Film and Videomaker Program, the National Black Programming Consortium, and a Western States Regional Fellowship, Urbanworld, the Los Angeles Pan-American film festival, the Movado Someone to Watch Award by the Los Angeles IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Hamptons Film Festival, Sundance Writer’s Lab, Sundance Director’s Lab, Tribeca All-Access, The National Video Databank, Texas Film Production Fund, The Austin Film Society.
She is currently developing two screenplays, one to be produced in Austin, Texas tentatively entitled Ebony-Marie, and the other to be produced in Lagos, Nigeria entitled E k’ojo Meta (Long Time No see). She is also currently adapting Martha Southgate’s book, Third Girl From the Left for the screen for Washington Square Films, having recently finished the screenplay for comic book luminary Keith Giffen’s The Reventant for Exit Five Entertainment. This summer, Smith will represent testsite at The Bungalow Project during Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio this July and is finishing up a series of film-portraits of artists and art facilitators in Austin, Texas entitled The Nebula Project.