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Liselle graduated from New York University’s film program. Her thesis film, Ana: Portrait in Days won the 1st place Wasserman Award at NYU’s First Run Film Festival, the Empire State Award for Best Experimental Short and a Student Academy Award nomination.

Liselle was awarded the Women in Film Award for her series, Lower East Side Stories- screening at New York’s prestigious MOMA and on PBS’s Real NY series WNET/Thirteen. Liselle’s other awards include the Jerome Foundation’s Media Arts Award, a NYFA fellowship in Screenwriting and Urban Artist Initiative award. She was selected for the Berlin Talent Campus, Tribeca All Access, IFP’s No Borders, Pusan’s PPP program and served on the film advisory committee for the New York Foundation of the Arts.

Now Sydney based, Liselle has directed the short films, A Light Touch and Skin (through Screen Australia) and feature documentary, Love Opera. Her writing credits include Seeing Red (winner of the Grand Jury screenplay award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival) and Red Earth- a cross cultural love story set on Queensland’s sugar cane fields.


Urban Artist Initiative Award, New York

Grand Jury Prize, C3 market of Asia Pacific Film Festival

Berlinale Talent Campus selection for emerging filmmakers

IFP market short film finalist

New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship award for screenwriting

Jerome Foundation Media Arts Award

New York Women In Film Finishing Fund Award

27th Asian American Screenplay Competition finalist

Quarter finalist at the 11th Annual Writer's Network Screenplay competition

National finalist for the Student Academy Awards 

Empire State Award for Best Experimental short

1st place Wasserman Award for best film, NYU First Run Film festival

NYU Directing craft Award