In 2010 the B Movie Celebration named Elisabeth Fies Best Emerging Filmmaker. After earning her MA in Media Studies from New School University and graduating from UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting, Elisabeth became an associate producer on the Independent Spirit Award-winning feature CONVENTIONEERS. She is the writer/producer/director/co-star of feature thriller THE COMMUNE, winner of Best International Picture from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival. Her unproduced feature screenplay PISTOLERAS won first place in the Action category of Creative Screenwriting Magazine's Expo Contest, and second place at Fade In Magazine. Elisabeth is finishing editing anthology I HATE LA, is in pre-production on features WITCH and PSYCHOSEXUAL, and is producing and DPing a documenatry with Katt Shea about the artist's creative process called GO WITHIN.