Tim Guthrie has been awarded Independent Artist Fellowships in 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2006 (Distinguished Artist, Filmmaker) from the Nebraska Arts Council for both his traditional and digital art, as well as his experimental animation and documentary work. He was also awarded Best Visual Artist, Best Show (Museum of Alternative History), and Best New Media Artist in 2015 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards, as well as Best Show in 2011, and both Best New Media Artist and Best Show in 2008, for "Nuclear Dichotomies" and Best Exhibit in 2011, for "Extraordinary Rendition." He also presented his multi-media work at the Sorbonne in Paris, France (Summer 2012).
His films have won numerous Best Documentary awards, 2017 Humanitarian Award (GIFA), Audience Awards and other awards, and shown widely, including in Wales, UK (International), Sweden (High Coast), Bucharest, Sydney (World Film Festival), Hiroshima Animation Festival, 5th Annual Athens International Animation Festival (Greece), Control Arms Conference (Italy), Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, and film festivals in London, Miami, Copenhagen, Hollywood, and Toronto.
He teaches at Creighton University.