Since 1986 Valerie Soe’s experimental videos, installations, and documentary films have won dozens of awards, grants, and commissions and have exhibited at film festivals, museums, and galleries worldwide. Her short experimental video, ALL ORIENTALS LOOK THE SAME, won Best International Video at the 1987 Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani (Torino, Italy), First Place, Experimental Category, at the 1987 Sony Corporation Visions of U.S. Festival, and Honorable Mention, Experimental Video, at the 12th Atlanta Film and Video Festival. Her short experimental documentary, PICTURING ORIENTAL GIRLS: A (RE) EDUCATIONAL VIDEOTAPE, won Best Bay Area Short at the 1992 San Francisco International Film Festival. Her feature documentary, LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN (2019), won the Audience Award at the Urban Nomad Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan), and has played to sold-out festival audiences across North America and in Taiwan. Her short experimental documentary, RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD (2020), won a Director’s Choice Award at the 2021 Thomas Edison Film Festival and the 2021 Best of Bernal Award at Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema.