| Canadian Film Director & Producer|
Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research
British Academy Television Award for Best Single Documentary
Tales from the Organ Trade, Sex Slaves, The Jesus Discovery, Ebola: The Plague Fighters, The Age Of Anxiety
Simcha Jacobovici, John Welsman, Sheila Nevins, Ken Dornstein, Linda Frum
Ric Esther Bienstock Wikipedia
Ric Esther Bienstock is a Canadian documentary filmmaker best known for her investigative documentaries. She was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied at McGill University. She has produced and directed an eclectic array of films from investigative social issue documentaries like Sex Slaves, an investigation into the trafficking of women from former Soviet Bloc Countries into the global sex trade and Ebola: Inside an Outbreak which took viewers to ground zero of the Ebola outbreak in Zaire - to lighter fare such as Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour.
She was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism from the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television and was honoured with the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
She has garnered dozens of awards for her films including a U.S. Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism , a Scripps Howard Award for International Reporting, 2 Geminis, a Genie, a British Broadcast Award, a Royal Television Society Award, an Overseas Press Club of America Award, a Gracie Award, 2 Cine Golden Eagles, 2 Gold Hugos, a Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award from the IDA, 2 Hot Docs Awards, a Gold Worldmedia Award, 2 Amnesty International Awards, 3 Canadian Screen Awards including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Issue Documentary and a Cable Ace Award among others. She was also nominated for a BAFTA in the U.K.
Bienstock's films include:Tales from the Organ Trade (2013)
The Age of Anxiety (2012)
Lost Faces of the Bible (2012)
Finding Atlantis (2011)
Beasts of the Bible (2010)
The Lost Tomb of Jesus (2007)
Sex Slaves (also released as The Real Sex Traffic) (2006)
Impact of Terror (2004)
Genius Sperm Bank (2003)
Boxing: In and Out of the Ring (2001)
Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour (2000)
The Money Shot (1999)
Ebola: Inside an Outbreak (also released as The Plague Fighters) (1996)
Ms. Conceptions (1995)
The Plague Monkeys (1994)
Hurry Up and Wait (1992)
Deadly Currents (1991)
Burden on the Land (1990)
AIDS in Africa (1990)
Tales From the Organ TradeEdward R. Murrow Award - Overseas Press Club of America 
Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing
Scripps Howard, Jack R. Howard Award for International Coverage
Norman Bethune Award for Excellence in International Health Reporting
Global Awareness Award, WorldMediaFestival, Germany
Gold Award, WorldMediaFestival, Germany
Golden Eagle Award for Investigative Reporting
Golden Sheaf Award for Best Social/Political, Yorkton Film Festival
Best "Sign of the Times" - Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand
Best Feature Length Film - Docutah
Best Director - Docutah
Best Feature Documentary - Tenerife International Film Festival
Special Jury Award - Nevada International Film Festival
Honourable Mention - Ojai International Film Festival
The Age of AnxietyBanff Rockie Award (2013)
Finding Atlantis2012 Silver World Medal in the "History and Society" category at New York Festivals
2011 International Golden Panda Nomination at Sichuan TV Festival
2011 Gemini Nomination for "Best History Documentary Program"
Beasts of the Bible 2011 Banff Rockie Awards nomination in "Wildlife & Natural History Program" category
2011 Intermedia-Globe Silver Award in "Nature & Wildlife" category at World Media Festival
2011 Silver Plaque Special Achievement for "Animation/Computer Graphics" at HUGO TV Awards
2011 Finalist Award Winner at New York Festivals
2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award
2011 History Makers Awards Nomination for "Most Innovative Program"
The Lost Tomb of Jesus 2008 Gold World Medal at New York Festivals
Sex Slaves 2007 Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Investigative Journalism"
2007 Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of "Best TV interpretation or documentary on international affairs"
2007 Mission Award at the Woman’s International Film Festival
2006 Gemini Nomination for "Best Writing"
2006 BAFTA Nomination for "Best Single Documentary"
2006 British Broadcast Award in the category of "Best Documentary Programme"
2006 UK Royal Television Society Award
2006 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary in New York
2006 Best of the Festival at the U.N. Documentary Film Festival
2006 Bulldog Award for "Best Documentary" at Televisual Magazine, U.K.
2006 Silver Award at the Worldmedia Festival, Hamburg, Germany
2006 Shortlisted for the Prix Italia, Venice, Italy
2006 Shortlisted for the Prix Europa, Berlin, Germany
Impact of Terror 2006 Grand Award at New York Festivals
2006 Gold World Medal at New York Festivals
2005 Overseas Press Club of America Award
Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour 2001 Gold Award at the Worldmedia Festival in Hamburg, Germany
The Money Shot2001 Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Television Festival
Ebola: Inside an Outbreak 1997 Gemini Award for "Best Science Documentary"
1997 Gemini Award for "Best Science Score"
1997 "Best Science Documentary" Hot Docs Canadian International documentary film festival
1996 Alfred I. Dupont - Columbia University Award for "TV Journalism"
1996 Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Television Festival
1996 "Best Achievement in Documentaries" at the Monitor Awards
1996 "First Place Freddie Award" from the American Medical Association
1996 "Chris Award" at the Columbus International Film Festival
Ms. Conceptions 1996 Gemini Award for "Donald Brittain Award for Best Documentary"
1996 Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival
1996 Silver Apple from the National Educational Media Network
1995 Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award from IDA Association, Los Angeles
The Plague Monkeys 1996 Emmy Award
1995 CableAce Award for "Best Documentary"
1995 Gemini Award
1995 Gold Special Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival
1995 Gold Apple from the National Educational Media Network
1995 "Chris Award" at the Columbus International Film Festival
1995 Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film & Video Festival
Deadly Currents 1994 CableAce Award for "Best International Documentary Special"
1992 Genie Award for "Best Feature Documentary"
1992 Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival
1992 Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival
1992 Nominated for "Peace Prize" at the Berlin Film Festival
1991 Grand Prix at the Nyon International Documentary Festival
1991 "Chris Award" at the Columbus International Film Festival
Hurry Up and Wait1995 Silver Medal at Prix Leonardo, Italy
1994 Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival
1993 Silver Hugo for "Best Direction" Medicine, Chicago
1993 Bronze Medal at the International Film & TV Festival of New York
1993 Certificate of Merit at Intercom, Chicago
1993 Honorable Mention at the Columbus International Film Festival
Burden on the Land 1991 Silver Medal at the Houston International Film Festival
1991 Red Ribbon Award at the American Film Festival
1991 Silver Screen Award at the U.S. Film & Video Festival
AIDS in Africa1990 Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival
1990 First Place Gold at the John Muir Film Festival, 1990
1990 Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival
1990 Silver Medal at the International Film & TV Festival of New York
1990 Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film Festival