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Michelle Carpenter

Chair Professor
  • Visual Arts (CAM)

Michelle Bauer Carpenter is a Professor in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. Carpenter has produced, directed, and edited award-winning documentary pieces. Her video pieces have been screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries. "Enough White Teacups", Carpenter’s latest film, continues to screen both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter Award for Graphic Design and Best Foreign Film Award, among others. She is currently working on a new film called "Awadagin Pratt: Black in America". The film is a moving 30-minute documentary that confronts issues of privilege and racism in America.

Her film "Klocked: Women with Horsepower" won a National Academy of Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter Emmy for Excellence in Journalistic Enterprise. "Klocked: Women with Horsepower" was also awarded three national awards, including an Award of Recognition Women Filmmaker from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards,  Winner Best Action Sports Film at the Canada International Film Festival. "Klocked: Women with Horsepower" began national PBS distribution in October 2016. It was featured for Women’s History Month on KCET, Los Angeles, and KQED San Francisco, California. Carpenter has won four National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter Emmys throughout her career.

Areas of Expertise

Broadcast Television Design and Motion Graphics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Boulder
BFA; Digital Video and Motion
MFA; Electronic Media

Awards

2021 University of Colorado Denver Campus Award Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Work

2019 Winner National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesHeartland Chapter
"Enough White Teacups"
Graphic Arts Program

2019 Nominated National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter
"Enough White Teacups"
Topical Documentary Program

2019 Best in Show Award Cinema Verde, Environmental Film Festival, Gainesville, FL
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 Grand Jury Award California Film Awards
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 Best Environmental Film Nevada International Film Festival
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 American Conservation Film Festival - ACFF Foreign Film Award
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 Alaska International Film Awards - Kodiak Award
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 IFF Ekotopfilm/Envirofilm, Slovakia, Success Stories Category
"Enough White Teacups"

2018 Lyons Film Festival -Advocacy Award
"Enough White Teacups"

2017 Winner National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter
"Klocked: Women with Horsepower"
Excellence in Journalistic Enterprise

2017 Canada International Film Festival- Winner Best Action Sports Documentary
"Klocked: Women with Horsepower"

2016 Louisville International Festival of Film- Winner Best Sports Documentary
"Klocked: Women with Horsepower"

2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award
Award of Excellence Feature Documentary
"Klocked: Women with Horsepower"

2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award
Award of Recognition Women Filmmaker
"Klocked: Women with Horsepower"

2015 Winner Bronze Award 35th Annual Telly Award
"Driven to Ride"

2014 Nominated National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter
"Driven to Ride"
Musical Composition / Arrangement

2014 College of Arts & Media Research Award University of Colorado Denver Denver, Colorado

2012 Winner National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter
"Above the Ashes"
Best Topical Documentary

2012 Winner National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter
"Above the Ashes"
Best Program Editing

Affiliations

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

National Academy Television of Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter- Board of Governors- Chair of Education Committee

International Documentary Association

CONTACT US

 

Telephone: 303-315-7400
Email: 
CAM@ucdenver.edu​

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Physical Address

College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1150 10th Street Denver, CO 80204

 

General Mail Delivery (USPS)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 162
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

 
Central Receiving (UPS/FedEx/Parcel or Package Shipment)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1201 5th Street, AR 177
Denver, CO 80204-2005

 
Admissions & Enrollment

Email: CAMinfo@ucdenver.edu
Phone: 303-315-7487

 
Emmanuel Art Gallery

1205 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204
Email: emmanuelgallery@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7431

 

Film & Television Department

Email: FilmTV@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7405

 
IT Help Desk

Office: Arts Building, 177 C
Email: CAMit@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7428

 

LYNX National Arts & Media Camp

Email: LYNXcamp@ucdenver.edu​​
Telephone: 303-315-7468

 
Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

Office: Arts Building, 288
Email: CAMmeis@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7405

 

National Center of Media Forensics

Office: King Center, Fifth Floor
Email: NCMF@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7496

 
Next Stage Gallery

1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
(Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex)

 

Visual Arts Department

Office: CU Building, 800 A
Email: VisualArts@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-1501