Miss Lil's Camp was awarded Best Short Documentary, in the student category, at the 2005 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. The film screened on Saturday, September 24th at 5 pm in the Brick Room. The festival ran from September 23rd through September 25th, 2005.
Miss Lil's Camp was a CINE Competition winner and the recipient of a 2005 Golden Eagle Award.
Renowned for their Golden Eagles, the CINE awarded for excellence in documentary and other informational film and video production. CINE continued to recognize and foster the highest quality of non-theatrical film and video production through its semi-annual competitions up to 2018 when it ceased operations.
Recipients of CINE Golden Eagles include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Lasseter, David Grubin, Barbra Kopple, Charles Guggenheim, Ken Burns, Albert Maysles, Debra Chasnoff, and many others distinguished for their work in video production.
The CINE National Board, comprised of 26 representative from the film and video industry, oversaw the business of CINE. They had representatives from PBS, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Geographic Television & Film, Eastman Kodak, Discovery Health Channel, WETA-TV, and a number of distinguished independent producers.
Miss Lil's Camp won 2nd place in the "Under 30 Minutes Documentary" category at the 2005 Hearts and Minds Film Festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Miss Lil's Camp was shown at 1 pm on March 5th at the Riverfront Theatre. The festival ran from Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 6th, 2005. Hearts and Minds Festival has the agenda of social consciousness-raising films.
Miss Lil's Camp won 2nd place in the Documentary category of the 2004 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Student Competition sponsored by Kodak. The film was screened on Saturday, November 20th, 2004 as part of the 2:00 program at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale.
Miss Lil's Camp won the 2004 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's International Student Competition. As a result, the film was the only student film invited to screen as a part of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute's Reel Film Festival at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center Celebratory ceremonies from November 16th through November 19th, 2004.
Miss Lil's Camp won 3rd place in the Short Docs competition at the 2004 Detroit Docs International Film Festival. The film was screened at the General Lectures Auditorium at Wayne State University on November 13th, at 2:30 pm.
The Georgia Humanities Council awarded an outreach grant to the producers of Miss Lil's Camp. The grant provides funding for screenings at the University of Georgia, as part of the Lillian Smith Book Awards program. Each screening was followed by an open forum which was attended by two participants in the film. Both screenings took place in October 2004.