The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Film Production Grant ($20,000)
Awarded January 14, 2004
As reported in Variety (see below), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation generously provided a film production grant of $20,000. For over ten years the Foundation has partnered with the Sundance Institute, the Tribeca Film Institute, and various other film festivals and film schools to establish annual awards in screenwriting and film production.

The Jerome Foundation
New York City Media Arts Grant ($10,000)
Awarded September 9, 2005
The Jerome Foundation, one of the most prestigious film grant givers in the country, has awarded "Haber" the New York City Media Arts Grant. The Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists.
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Best of Fest Award
As reported in Daily Variety, LA Shorts, the largest short film festival in the world, awarded "Haber" its top prize, the Best of Fest Award. This award officially qualified "Haber" for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Grand Prize
The Rhode Island International Film Festival awarded "Haber" the Grand Prize for Best Student Film. RIIFF is one of only about 70 Academy-qualifying festivals in the world.
National Board of Review
Motion Pictures Award
Haber" received the prestigious Motion Pictures Award from the National Board of Review, which has been recognizing excellence in film for over 100 years.
Tribeca Film Festival
Sloan Development Award
As reported in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the "Haber" feature script won a prestigious Sloan Development Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
Creative Screenwriting Expo Competition
Best Drama, Feature Screenplay
The "Haber" feature screenplay competed against over 3,000 other scripts to win Best Drama at the 2011 Creative Screenwriting Expo Competition.
Telluride Film Festival
Official Selection
"Haber" was one of only 18 short films to be chosen as an Official Selection for the 2008 Telluride Film Festival, one of the most selective shorts programs in the world.
Academy Awards
Official Qualifier, Best Short Film
After winning the Best of Fest Award at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts), "Haber" became an Official Qualifier for Best Short Film at the 2009 Academy Awards.
Columbia University Film Festival
Student Choice Award, Best Cinematography
"Haber" won the Student Choice Award for Best Cinematography at the 2009 Columbia Film Festival, and was screened at both the New York Festival and the Los Angeles Festival for Faculty Selects & Honors films.