"Fresh Tracks" Up for Best Documentary
at Vail Film Festival

"Fresh Tracks" is a true-life documentary by filmmaker and CU Denver faculty Hans Rosenwinkel that follows the journey of Cleveland native, Paul Leimkuehler, who lost his leg during WWII and turned his amputation into an opportunity by building his own artificial leg and opening a prosthetic business. He returns to the world of sports triumphantly after designing the first pair of ski outriggers in the U.S. and launching the adaptive skiing movement.

The film is in the running for "Best Documentary" at the Vail Film Festival and can be viewed online, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Tickets and passes can be purchased on the Vail Film Festival website and includes and Q&A session with the filmmakers.


Hans Rosenwinkel

  • Film & Television

Hans is a multi-award winning production professional who has traveled the globe producing, shooting and editing a significant amount of documentary film blue-chip specials and episodic television series with important hard-hitting topic matter for major U.S. broadcasters, international television networks and distributors. Hans’ primary interest and projects include topic matter related to science and the environment, wildlife, ancient archaeology, action sports adventure, travel and culture.

As a freelance writer/producer/director, director of photography, and editor, his most recent projects include producing, shooting, and editing projects for BBC, PBS (national), CCTV-China, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Viacom/EPIX, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel’s International, National Geographic Mission Programs, ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports Network, NBC, NBC Sports Channel, The Olympic Channel, Viasat History, Discovery Velocity, Discovery Channels International, Spike, HDNet/AXIS, Weather Channel, Travel Channel International, The Nature Conservancy, Gaia TV, Looking Glass International, The Factory Agency, MakeAHero.org, IMAX, MacGillivray Freeman Films, The Foundation For A Better Life, Values.com, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, and Warren Miller Entertainment.

Areas of Expertise

Post-Production Editing

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Montana State University
B.A. Film & Television

American Film Institute
MFA in Producing