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NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award

NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award

August 29, 2017 New York Film Academy Documentary Filmmaking faculty member Lizzie Gottlieb's film "Romeo Romeo" was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Documentary Award by the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (NLGJA).

Prior to winning the Excellence in Documentary Award, "Romeo Romeo" had aired on PBS's "America Reframed." Gottlieb produced the film with Eden Wurmfeld, and New York Film Academy President, Michael Young.

Directed by Lizzie Gottlieb, "Romeo Romeo" follows a married lesbian couple, Lexy and Jessica, on their poignant journey through fertility treatments as they pursue their dream of growing their family. As World Channel, which hosts PBS's "America Reframed" notes: Over 6.5 million American women struggle with infertility, and "Romeo Romeo" offers an intimate portrayal of one couple navigating the heavy costs, medical procedures, and reproductive technology associated with artificial insemination.

"Romeo Romeo" was recognized as part of the NLGJA's Excellence in Journalism Awards, which have served to recognize and promote fantastic coverage of issues related to the LGBTQ+ community since 1993. NLGJA President Jen Christensen is quoted in the awards announcement as stating, "We are thrilled each year by the work that is nominated for NLGJA's Excellence in Journalism Awards, and this year was no different. All of the award recipients are doing their fair share to advance NLGJA's mission of promoting fair and accurate LGBTQ coverage, and it is our privilege to recognize their outstanding work."

The Excellence in Documentary Award will be presented at the NLGJA convention this September in Philadelphia. "Romeo Romeo" will be broadcast again on Oct. 24, 2017. To learn more about the film, visit its official Facebook page.

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