Emmy Winning Documentary Television Director

"Wonder Women" documentary series

Director of Episode "Sound of My Drum" submitted to the Academy-2017 Daytime Emmy Winner

Sundance Screenwriters Fellow

Sundance Fellow

Selected as one of Sundance's 2018 Intensive screenwriters lab fellows. 

Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers

Film Independent

Selected as one of Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers as a Project: Involve Directors Fellow.

Armed with a Camera Fellow

Visual Communications

Visual Communications Armed with a Camera Fellow for Emerging Media Artists.

Featured in the LA Times

Los Angeles Times

#NoBanNoWall documentary about two young activists who helped organize the LAX protests after the Muslim Ban is featured in the LA Times along with a Q&A about the craft of directing.

Featured in ELLE Magazine

ELLE Magazine

After launching the #SurvivorLoveLetter campaign that encourages people to write love letters to survivors of sexual assault ELLE magazine worked with Tani to release a #SurvivorLoveLetter documentary that focused on the stories of queer women of color survivors.

Interview on Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue

Tani Ikeda is featured in Teen Vogue on Valentines Day for her project #SurvivorLoveLetter that encourages survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones to publicly celebrate survivors by writing letters of love.

Interview on Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Tani Ikeda is featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine for her work fighting rape culture through her project #SurvivorLoveLetter. 

Interview on UNIVISION


After the rousing success of imMEDIAte Justice's online campaign to win the pepsi refresh contest and with the recent success of imMEDIAte Justice's first film "Mariposa" screening in New York at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, UNIVISION interviewed executive director Tani Ikeda about the organization.

Interview on CNN


imMEDIAte Justice participant, Esperanza Hernandez's film Mariposa about coming out to her family as gay on the eve of her Quincenera was aired on CNN followed by an interview with Hernandez and the executive director of imMEDIAte Justice, Tani Ikeda.

Interview on NBC


imMEDIAte Justice is the winner of 25 thousand dollars for two consecutive years through the pepsi refresh contest.

Pepsi Refresh Winner

Pepsi Refresh Contest

Through mobilizing voters through social media, imMEDIAte Justice wins a $25,000 grant from Pepsi.

Winner of the Do Something Grant


imMEDIAte Justice's first seed grant from a partnership with Mountain Dew and DoSomething.org to launch the first filmmaking summer camp for girls.

The Order of The Laurel And The Palm Winner

University of Southern California

The Order of The Laurel And The Palm Winner, the highest award given to graduating seniors at the University of Southern California who have shown exemplary leadership and scholarship.

CGI Outstanding Commitment Award Winner

Clinton Global Initiative

Recipient of the Clinton Global Initiative University Outstanding Commitment Award Winner.

Media Arts Grant recipient from the NCPD

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Media Arts Grant recipient from the National Center for the
Preservation of Democracy to run film production training for high school girls.

Multicultural Getty Fellow

Japanese American National Museum

Internship in the Media Arts and Video Production Department at the Japanese American National Museum.

Idyllwild Poetry Fellow


Poetry Fellow at the Idyllwild Poetry Summer Intensive.