Rebecca Cammisa became a filmmaker in 1998, when she teamed up with Rob Fruchtman to co-direct, co-produce, and shoot the feature documentary film, "Sister Helen," which aired on HBO's Cinemax network, won the 2002 Sundance Film Festival's Documentary Directing Award, and was nominated for a 2004 News Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cultural & Artistic Programming.
Rebecca also shared in winning the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary Film at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film at the Newport Film Festival, the Best Documentary Film Award at the Nashville Film Festival, a Grand Marnier Foundation Film Grant, and a New York State Council on the Arts Media Fellowship.
Ms. Cammisa was nominated for a Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award by the International Documentary Association, and was nominated for an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Film Award by the Directors Guild of America. In 2003, Rebecca founded Documentress Films, and received support from HBO, the Sundance Documentary Fund, and the William J. Fulbright Fellowship in Filmmaking for “Which Way Home."
“Which Way Home” received a 2010 Oscar nomination for Feature Documentary, a 2010 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary Film, an Imagen Award for Best Documentary on Television, and four Emmy Award nominations.
Rebecca was recently awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Grand Prize from The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.