Elisabeth Gareis


Selected Honors and Awards

Awards for Written Scholarship, Teaching, and Service 

Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching. (2021). Baruch College.

Best Book Award, 2nd place. (2019). Chapter in Understanding international students from Asia in American Universities: Learning and living globalization. Comparative and International Education Society: Study Abroad & International Students SIG.

Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Service. (2018). Baruch College.

Top-Four Paper. (2016). “U.S. and East-Asian student interaction: Effect on stereotypes and other variables influencing friendship formation.” National Communication Association (NCA) Convention: Intercultural and International Communication Division, Philadelphia, PA.

Top-Three Paper. (2012). “Intercultural friendship: Effects of home and host region.” Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Convention: Intercultural Communication Interest Group, Boston, MA.

Film Awards: “13 Driver’s Licenses

What follows are selected awards for the film “13 Driver’s Licenses” (Elisabeth Gareis, Co-Producer) from film festivals that qualify for national screen awards or are accredited by the IMDb. The film has received a total of 30 awards.

Jury’s Choice Award, Thomas Edison Film Festival, touring season 2024

Honorable Mention, Italian Cultural Capital Festival, Brescia, Bergamo, and Milan, Italy, November 30, 2023

Award of Excellence Special Mention, Best Shorts Competition, La Jolla, California, September 18, 2023

Best Human Rights Film, Frida Film Festival, Paris, France, September 9, 2023

Best Short Documentary, Frida Film Festival, Paris, France, September 9, 2023

Best Human Rights Documentary, 8 & HalFilm Awards, Venice, Italy, August 30 – September 9, 2023

Best Short Documentary, Rome Movie Awards, Rome, Italy, August 13, 2023

Gold Award: Short Documentary, London Movie Awards, London, England, August 5, 2023

Best Documentary Short, 8 & HalFilm Awards, Rome, Italy, July 12, 2023

Gold Award: Short Documentary, Florence Film Awards, Florence, Italy, July 5, 2023

Best Short Documentary, Paris Film Awards, Paris, France, July 5, 2023

Best Documentary Film, Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, May 31, 2023

Award of Merit-Special Mention: Jewish, Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, California, USA, May 30, 2023

Best Documentary, Brussels Capital Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium