Michelle Bauer Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Digital Design in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. Carpenter has produced, directed and edited award winning experimental and documentary pieces. Her video pieces have screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries.
Michelle’s prior non-profit work experience with Free Speech TV includes collaboration with grassroots organizations and larger institutions including the Getty Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Roosevelt Institute, Human Rights Watch International, among others. She has received numerous grants including her recent Colorado Council on the Grant and Arts Fellowship.
Above the Ashes wins two Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards
Above the Ashes has won two prestigious Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary and best program editing. The Heartland Chapter is a chapter in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award represents the best in the television industry. The Heartland Emmy award ceremony took place in both Denver, Colorado and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
2012 Winner Silver Award 33rd Annual Telly Award
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2012 Winner Golden Palm Award Documentary Short
Mexico International Film Festival
Congratulations! Above the Ashes has been chosen as a recipient of the Golden Palm Award at the 2012 Mexico International Film Festival. Our judges felt that your film demonstrated excellent and outstanding filmmaking. Your film was among the very best submitted from over several dozen countries around the world.
2012 Winner Best Documentary Short
Indie Spirit Film Festival
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Above the Ashes was awarded a Sierra Nevada Award in the Mountain Culture Category from the 2012 Mountain Film Awards.