Konrad Thọ Fiedler's directorial debut, RUNNING EAGLE: Pitamakan (2017), was awarded Best of the Northwest Short at the BendFilm festival in Bend, Oregon. It is the prologue short film to a feature project in development.
RUNNING EAGLE was awarded Excellence in Film Editing at the Barcelona International Film Festival and was an official selection at Raindance (London), Hawaii International (Honolulu), deadCenter (Oklahoma City), Red Nation (Los Angeles), Tribal (Tulsa), Oxford (Mississippi), Taos Shortz (New Mexico), Bigfork Independent (Montana), Athens International Film and Video (Ohio), Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo (Greece), and Holly Shorts (Hollywood).
Konrad was a cinematography fellow at the American Film Institute (AFI) conservatory in Los Angeles.
A former staff photographer for The New York Sun newspaper, Konrad's photographs of the crisis in Darfur are in the permanent collection at the Library of Congress and were nominated for Pulitzer consideration.