“The Gift: Donating a Kidney to a Stranger” wins at the Raw Science Film Festival!
Raw Science Film Festival, December 30, 2022
The film won Best Professional Documentary Short award at the Raw Science Film Festival! It was an honor to direct and edit this film. Thanks to Hendrik Gerrits, Kali Waters, Tracy Kent for sharing how organ donation transformed their lives.
“The Bat Woman and Bat Man of India” wins Best Documentary at Hummingbird Film Festival!
Hummingbird Film Festival, November 07, 2022
“The Bat Woman and Bat Man of India” Wins at Bristol Science Film Festival
Bristol Science Film Festival, September 01, 2022
"The Bat Woman and Bat Man of India" won Best Science Fact Professional Film at the Bristol Science Film Festival!
An Evenings of Environmental Films and Q&A
The White Plains Democratic City Committee, October 01, 2020
Join me this Thursday night at 7:30PM (ET) for a virtual screening and Q&A presented by the Democratic City Committee of White Plains! Featuring guest speaker Mayor of White Plains Tom Roach, and moderator Jeremiah Frei-Pierson, co-chair of the White Plains Sustainability Committee. Thank you to WPDCC for hosting this screening and discussion of critical issues facing the planet and how we can address them! Link: https://lnkd.in/gFf-ZUG
Thrilled to win 2 NY Emmy Awards!
New York EMMY Awards, July 30, 2020
It's a privilege and an honor to make videos with NewYork-Presbyterian and Quanta Magazine to share these important stories. For NYP, awarded for "Best Human Interest Feature", veteran paramedic John Episcopo shared his powerful 9/11 story with us, the NYP editorial team, for the first time. For Quanta Magazine’s ‘In Theory, Season II’, which won for best Science/Health Special, we examined some of the biggest questions in science and math through animated videos, including episodes on quantum gravity, emergence and Feynman diagrams. Congrats to these incredible teams and animators for their dedication, creativity and hard work!
Women in Exploration Panel Discussion at The Explorers Club!
The Explorers Club, February 18, 2020
Thrilled to be on the panel with these esteemed women in exploration to share stories from the field.
SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: EMILY DRISCOLL at Scarsdale Forum!
Scarsdale Forum, January 26, 2020
Scarsdale Forum's Sunday Speaker Series presents a talk and film viewing with documentary filmmaker Emily Driscoll. She is the founder of BonSci Films, a production company specializing in science and art documentaries.
Scarsdale Inquirer Article – ‘Documentarian saving the planet one film at a time’!
Scarsdale News, January 24, 2020
New article ahead of screening & discussion at the Scarsdale Women's Club. Thank you Scarsdale Forum, Friends of Scarsdale Parks, and Scarsdale Public Library for organizing!
Won ‘Audience Choice Award’ at American Chemistry Society Meeting & Expo!
American Chemical Society, August 28, 2019
An incredible day showing ‘Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic’ in the environmental film competition at the American Chemical Society meeting and expo in San Diego! The film was a winner along with three other films- then won the audience award - which came with a stellar trophy! Thanks to the other filmmakers and organizers of this important event about communicating critical issues around water. Special thanks to those featured in the film- environmental artist Mara Haseltine for sharing and creating her sculpture ‘La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril’, Christian Sardet (Plankton Chronicles, CNRS, #taraoceans), Mark Anthony Browne, ecologist UNSW, and Stav Basis for filming!
‘Brilliant Darkness’ and firefly room at the National Gallery of Art in DC!
The National Gallery of Art, June 29, 2019
June 29 at 2:00 East Building Auditorium "Brilliant Darkness explores the vital role that darkness plays in the cycle of life (and the damaging consequences of the ongoing erosion of truly black nights) through a study of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States. Firefly populations have been declining as artificial lights have increasingly disrupted their “languages of light.” The film features artists and scientists who are working to better understand firefly flash patterns and how these interesting insects have adapted to urban settings. Among the experts included in the film are Rei Ohara, Nobuyoshi Ohba, Marc Branham, James Lloyd, and James Karl Fischer. Following a short documentary essay, the second half of the film consists of quiet scenes of fireflies in their habitats shown in sequence. Shown in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. (Emily Driscoll, 2015, 35 minutes) Special thanks to Marty Gross."
4 NY EMMY nominations!
NY EMMY AWARDS, May 04, 2019
Thrilled to be nominated for 4 NY Emmy Awards this year, including best director (x2) and best human interest segment for the NewYork-Presbyterian videos “Meet grandma cuddler” and ‘:etter to our heart donor’ , as well as best science program for the HHMI/Science Friday series “Breathrough: Portraits of #womeninscience’! So glad these incredible stories are being recognized!
‘Breakthrough’ series nominated for the Special Jury Award a the Science Media Awards!!
Science Media Awards and Summit, September 17, 2018
"This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 21 special awards. Over 100 international judges screened an aggregated 1,250 hours of media in order to select the finalists." (From the SMASH website) The Science Media Awards will take place on September 27th, 2018 in Boston, MA.
Bacteria video featured in MCNY’s new show ‘Germ City’
Museum of the City of New York, September 06, 2018
My SciFri video 'Subvisual Subway: The Art of New York City's Bacterial World' is part of the Museum of the City of New York's new show 'Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis." The exhibition explores how pathogens shaped society and culture and is up through April, 2019!
‘Breakthrough’ series & Q&A comes to Brooklyn
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, March 13, 2018
Join me, video producer Luke Groskin and Killer Snail Chemist Mande Holford on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, for a special screening of the 'Breakthrough' series, followed by Q&A!
‘Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science’ screenings throughout Women’s History Month
Science Friday/HHMI, March 01, 2018
All six short films in the series 'Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science' will show together in the theaters for the first time in March for Women's History Month! Check your local listings for screenings, which will include panel discussions: https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/breakthrough-screening-live/
‘The Killer Snail Chemist’ is a finalist at the NY WILD Film Festival
https://nywildfilmfestival.com/film/breakthrough-killer-snail-chemist/, February 22, 2018
Thrilled that 'Breakthrough: The Killer Snail Chemist' is a finalist at the NY WILD Film Festival and that the killer snail chemist herself, Mande Holford, and I participated in the Q&A after the film!
‘Appetite for Invasives’ wins at the Raw Science Film Festival!
Raw Science Film Festival, January 01, 2018
'Appetite for Invasives' won the Raw Science Film Festival award for the category: Professional Documentary < 10 Minutes !
Presenting at 2017 Exploration Expo
The Explorers Club, July 20, 2017
Excited to join as a presenter at the 2017 Exploration Expo. Stop by to meet explorers and share stories of scientific discovery!
Imagine Science Films presents SCIENCE MATTERS with Emily Driscoll
Imagine Science Films, March 01, 2017
Hope you can join me on Monday, March 6th for an evening of films on fireflies and women in science! Imagine Science Films is showing some of my recent short films + Q&A and drinks at Bowery Poetry Club. It's part of their new monthly screening series SCIENCE MATTERS!
How this joyous photo that went viral in 2014 inspired a documentary film
New York Times Women in the World, February 15, 2017
I wrote about the photograph that inspired the short film "Breakthrough: Snapshots from Afar" - which is the 2nd film in the SciFri/HHMI series "Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science'.
‘Invisible Ocean’ wins the Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award!
My Hero International Film Festival, November 16, 2016
New series – Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
SciTech Now, September 09, 2016
Thrilled to join Hari Sreenivasan on SciTech Now to announce Science Friday's new series 'BREAKTHROUGH: Portraits of Women in Science'!
The Women of The Explorers Club Celebrate Expeditions to the Ocean Depths
New York Times - Women In The World, March 15, 2016
Emily Driscoll and fellow co-chairs are quoted in the article. Excerpt: "The annual event’s 1,200 guests, from around the world, were dressed to the nines in a mix of black-tie and explorer outfits, prepped to celebrate expeditions to the ocean depths — one of the last uncharted areas of the earth. Luminaries, that included oceanographers Sylvia Earle and Walter Munk, rubbed shoulders with young explorers just beginning their careers."
Emily Driscoll is a co-chair of the 2016 Explorers Club Annual Dinner
The Explorers Club, March 12, 2016
Emily Driscoll, Gaelin Rosenwaks and Nancy Rosenthal are co-chairs of the 112th Explorers Club Annual Dinner celebrating, 'OCEANS: Current of Life' (March 12, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria). Our oceans are at a critical juncture; they are one of our last unexplored frontiers and are in need of protection from human impact. This year’s ECAD will celebrate the cutting-edge science and exploration happening in our oceans while highlighting projects aimed to preserve and protect vital marine ecosystems. Awardees are legendary Polar scientist Dr. Frederick Roots, medical doctor and ocean explorer Joseph MacInnis, Archeoastronomer Edmundo Edwards, and field explorer Constance Difede.
Lollipops and Fluid Dynamics!
PBS's SciTech Now, January 14, 2016
Emily Driscoll speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new Science Friday video on lollipops and fluid dynamics, which also tackles the age-old question- 'how many licks to the center of a lollipop?'
EMILY DRISCOLL AND ‘BRILLIANT DARKNESS’ WINS J-WAVE AWARD AT SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA IN TOKYO
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, June 04, 2015
"Emily Driscoll won the J-Wave Award (Listener’s Choice Award) for her short film “Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru In the Night” (USA) which was filmed here in Japan." - Source: http://www.shortshorts.org/2015/topics/news/en/3146
WLIW’s ‘Long Island Screening Room’ episode featuring ‘ShellShocked’ and ‘Invisible Ocean’ wins NY EMMY!
58th NY Emmy® Awards, May 02, 2015
The episode of WLIW21 New York's 'Long Island Screening Room' that featured 'ShellShocked' and 'Invisible Ocean', plus Emily Driscoll's discussion with Diane Masciale about making the films, won a NY EMMY May 2, 2015 for best ENVIRONMENT: PROGRAM/SPECIAL!! Congratulations Liz Muentes, Rebecca Fasanello and Diane Masciale.
Emily Driscoll on the cover of Networking Magazine!
Networking Magazine, March 09, 2015
PBS's SciTech Now, March 03, 2015
Hari Sreenivasan and Emily Driscoll discuss firefly conservation and the making of "Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night"
‘LONG ISLAND SCREENING ROOM: SHELLSHOCKED & INVISIBLE OCEAN’ NOMINATED FOR NY EMMY!
THE 58TH ANNUAL NEW YORK EMMY® AWARDS, February 11, 2015
The episode of WLIW's 'Long Island Screening Room' that features 'ShellShocked', 'Invisible Ocean', and an interview with Emily Driscoll, received a New York Emmy nomination in the category of ENVIRONMENT: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Shellfish Soiree Goes Swimmingly
The Sandpaper, October 08, 2014
"Beauty of the Bay: A Shellfish Soirée" - held at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies on Friday - was more than just a pretty name for a fun night out in a glamorous setting.
Restoring Oysters to Protect Us From the Next Superstorm Sandy
THIRTEEN's Metrofocus, September 03, 2014
Just before 7 a.m. on a summer morning is pretty much the perfect time to get out into the water – and gather some oysters. But these oysters, gathered from the mouth of the Bronx River, are not for dinner. They’re for science.
WLIW’s Long Island Screening Room
WLIW, January 16, 2014
Get ‘Shell Shocked’ at Seaside Center
Greenwich Post, January 03, 2014
Science will be on the minds of people visiting the Seaside Center this weekend for a special event.
‘Masterpiece in a Mill Town’ tells story of Fitchburg Art Museum
Sentinel & Enterprise, July 30, 2013
The Fitchburg Art Museum has always held a special place in Emily Driscoll's heart. Though Driscoll, now 32 and a resident of New York City, left her native Fitchburg when she was 7, she remembered, nearly 25 years later, the welcoming feeling the small museum gave her.
No Longer “SHELLSHOCKED,” New Yorkers Fight to Get Their Oysters Back
NRDC's OnEarth Magazine, October 17, 2012
Nineteenth-century New York City was an oyster lover’s paradise. One-cent food carts shucked tasty morsels on the spot.
Film Tells of Beetle Fighting
Telegram.com, July 06, 2012
Shortly after earning her economics degree at George Washington University, Fitchburg native Emily V. Driscoll set her sights on science journalism, getting a master’s degree and setting to work as a documentary film maker.
Award-Winning Documentary “SHELLSHOCKED” Details wild oyster reefs’ destruction
Toronto Star, April 23, 2012
A shimmering mound of Atlantic oysters chills atop shaved ice, shucked and inviting, lining a platter at a downtown Toronto gathering.
Bringing the Oysters Back to New York Harbor
Grist.org, April 11, 2012
The new documentary SHELLSHOCKED looks at the history of oysters in New York City and what it will take to integrate these water-cleansing bivalves back into the city's surrounding waters.
America’s (and the World’s) Least Wanted
New York Times' Dot Earth Blog, February 28, 2011
There are way too many official years, weeks, and days focused just on the environment, let alone all the other issues needing attention these days.