Challenging Impossibility recently won the Best Documentary Award at the Atlanta Shortsfest, Best Documentary at the Silicon Valley Film Festival, Best Documentary at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at Duke City Docs, Special Jury Prize at the St. Regis Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at docMiami. The film also won the Silver Sierra Award at the 2011 Yosemite Film Festival.

Challenging Impossibility was recognized as a Best Documentary or Short Doc finalist or with a special recognition at the Silent River Film Festival, Central Florida Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, LA Art House Film Festival, and Nevada City Film Festival.