Cauleen Smith is a filmmaker, screenwriter and video installation artist. Her short films include Daily Rains (1990), selected for the Sundance Film Festival, and Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (1992), which screened twice by demand at The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Exhibition. Her first feature film, Drylongso (1998), also premiered at Sundance and won awards from the Hamptons Film Festival, Urbanworld and the Los Angeles Pan-African Film Festival. Since 2005, Smith has devoted most of her time to screenwriting and video installations. She is the recipient of an AFI Media Grant, a Rockefeller Intercultural Media Arts Fellowship and an Artmatters Grant.