writing, directing, and producing award winning documentary films and non-fiction media content for television and the web

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS and FILM FESTIVALS


Imagen Award, Best Documentary in Film or Television (2011)

Rockefeller Fellow

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow (1993 & 1998)

Cine Golden Eagle (2005 & 2010)

Alma Award

Premio Letras De Aztlan - Award for Outstanding commitment and service to the Chicana/o

                  community through documentary film from The National Association for Chicana &    

                  Chicano Studies & South Texas College (2011)

The California State Legislature - Award for Outstanding Achievement in civil rights history (2011)

The California State Legislature - Award for Outstanding Achievement in American music and civil

                   rights history (2009)

The International Documentary Association (IDA) - Distinguished Documentary Achievement

Columbia University - Award for Broadcast Excellence:

                  Outstanding Coverage of Race and Ethnicity (2005 & 2006)

The Bombay International Film Festival - Best First Film of a Director

The San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award

The Chicago Film Festival - Gold Plaque Award (1993 & 2010)

The Philadelphia International Film Festival - Best Documentary

The Atlanta International Film Festival - Best Short Documentary

The North Carolina International Film Festival - Best Documentary

The Columbus International Film Festival - Bronze Plaque Award

The National Educational Film Festival - Silver Apple Award

The USA Film Festival - Grand Prize & Best Documentary

The EarthPeace Film Festival - People’s Choice Award

Worldfest Houston - Gold Remi Award (1993 & 2003)

The Black Maria Film Festival - Jurors Choice Award

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

                   College Television Awards - First Place

PBS/CPB Producers Academy - Fellow

The Berlin Film Festival

The Full Frame Film Festival

The Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

The New York Latino Film Festival

Cine Festival - San Antonio, TX

Council on Foundations FIlm Festival - Atlanta, GA


JOHN’s films have been exhibited theatrically, on television in the United States, Canada and Europe, and at major festivals and cultural institutions.  VALADEZ regularly lectures at colleges and universities across the United States.


LECTURES, SEMINARS and SCREENINGS at UNIVERSITIES


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The University of California at Berkeley

Columbia University

The University of California at Santa Cruz

New York University

Duke University

Ithaca College

Cornell University

Clemson University

Vanderbilt University

University of Dayton

Lewis-Clark State College

The University of Texas at El Paso

Arizona State University

The Pratt Institute

The School of Visual Arts

New Mexico State University at Las Cruces

Scottsdale College

The University of Vermont

The University of Washington

The University of Texas at Austin

Kenyon College

Denison University

El Paso Community College

Del Mar College

East Los Angeles College

The University of New Mexico at Albuquerque

Rutgers University

The University of Arizona, Tucson

Mountain View College

Western Texas A & M University

The University of North Texas

The University of Texas at Arlington

Dallas Community College

Texas A & M International University, Laredo

South Texas College

The University of Texas Pan American

Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi

The University of Houston

Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento

Sacramento State University

Lone Star College in Kingwood Texas

The University of San Diego

California State University at San Marcos

Mesa College, San Diego

Texas A & M University, College Station

Houston Community College

The University of Texas, San Antonio

Texas State College, San Marcos

San Angelo State College

Central Washington University, Ellensburg

The University of California at Irvine

Mt. Saint Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY

Trinity College, San Antonio

San Jacinto College, Houston

Huston-Tillotson University, Austin

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio

Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles

City College, San Diego

University of California, Los Angeles,

Solano College, Fariview, CA

Delta College, Saginaw, MI

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL







MISCELLANEOUS


The United States State Department

   American Documentary Showcase

University of Texas at Arlington

    Distinguished Filmmaker In Residence 2011

Ithaca College

    Distinguished Filmmaker In Residence 2009

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

    Board of Trustees 2004-2009

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers

    NALIP Latino Producers Academy

    Mentor/Teacher 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011

Writers Guild of America (East)

    Member

Latino Public Broadcasting

    Artists Advisory Board 2001-2003

New York Foundation for the Arts

    Artists Advisory Board 2000-2004

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers

    Founding Member

JOHN’s films have been exhibited theatrically, on television in the United States, Canada and Europe, and at major festivals and cultural institutions.  VALADEZ regularly lectures at colleges and universities across the United States.


VALADEZ MEDIA

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The George Pompidou Centre  (Paris)

The Museum of Modern Art  (New York)

The National Gallery of Art  (Washington DC)

The Museum of Fine Arts  (Boston)

The High Museum of Art  (Atlanta)

Lincoln Center  (New York)

The Schomburg Center  (New York)

The Mint Museum  (Charlotte)

INPUT  (Bristol, UK)

The Museum of the American Indian  (New York)

The Hirshhorn Museum  (Washington DC)

The Brooklyn Academy of Music  (New York)

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

The Southern Circuit Tour

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (San Antonio)

Rose Marine Theater (Ft. Worth)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute                    (Washington DC)

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