LAI Video Wins 5 Peer Awards!

by James Loizou

We’re excited about this press release. LAI Video took home five honors at last weekend’s TIVA Peer Awards, including two golds for Best Documentary and Best Web Series.

Hot off its exhibitions at the Greenbelt Utopia Film Festival and Alexandria Film Festival, our feature-length documentary of stroke survival and prevention, A Teachable Moment, received a Peer Gold. This honor recognizes the collective talents of the entire LAI Video team for a very special project that was made in partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and MedStar Health.

We were equally thrilled for the online political series, The Swamp, receiving our second Peer Gold. Joining CRTV shortly after the program launched on Facebook, we produced two of the series’ most memorable and viral episodes that took viewers into the deep underbelly of the Capitol’s innerworkings.



A Teachable Moment
Peer Gold Award
Documentary ($50k+)

Director: James Favata
Producer: Tori Furphy
Director of Photography: Jun Yang
Art Director: Tiffany Lewis
Animator: Rob Kramer



The Swamp
Peer Gold Award
Web Series

Producer: Ellyn Church
Director of Photography + Editor: Jun Yang
Director: Tiffany Lewis
Cinematographer: De'von Wellesley
Account Rep: Niles Murphy


"Reframing Retail" Series
Peer Bronze Award
Public Relations/Marketing ($25k - $100k)

Producer: Tori Furphy
Associate Producer: Dylan Lynch
Director: James Favata
Co-Cinematographer + Co-Editor: Jun Yang
Co-Cinematographer: Phil Eisenberg
Co-Cinematographer: De'von Wellesley
Editor: Justin Kelly
Account Rep: Helena Lehman



On Our Way Up
Peer Bronze Award
Government (Under $25k)

Producer: Tori Furphy
Director + Co-Cinematographer: James Favata
Co-Cinematographer: Phil Eisenberg
Co-Cinematographer: Anthony Jacoway
Editor: Jun Yang

Account Rep: Melinda Foscato


Rethink #hangry
Peer Bronze Award
Public Relations/Marketing (Over $100k)

Producer: Tori Furphy
Co-Producer: Cat Church
Director + Co-Editor: James Favata
Co-Cinematographer + Co-Editor: Phil Eisenberg
Co-Cinematogarpher: Jun Yang
Co-Editor: Rob Kramer
Motionographer: Tiffany Lewis
Scriptwriter: Justin Kelly

Account Rep: Melinda Foscato


A little less French than previous years, the 2018 dinner returned to the wood-paneled halls of the National Press Club. “It’s not a competition” TIVA organizers repeated throughout the evening, as LAI Video was honored alongside the city’s most established and recognized production companies.

And after attending six(!) TIVA award shows, we look back fondly and humbly at LAI Video’s own transformation into one of those established and recognized peers.

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