Her film First Match won Best Student Short at the 2012 Aspen Shortsfest and Best Short Film at the 2012 NJ International Film Festival. Olivia is a 2012 Film Society of Lincoln Center/IFP Emerging Visions Fellow for the development of her first feature film. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University and was awarded faculty honors for her original screenplay 216 Garden Street.
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