Helen De Michiel

Visiting Scholar, Multimedia Journalism Program, Turnbull Center, Portland, Oregon





I am a director, writer and producer whose work includes film, television, media installation and new media.  I have created several award-winning independent documentary and dramatic works, including Turn Here Sweet Corn, The Listening Project, Tarantella, and The Gender Chip Project. I’ve produced The Independents and Alive TV national series for public television, created community media projects with youth, and continues to write regularly about issues in the media field.  Most recently, “Open Space Documentary,” which I co-authored with Patricia Zimmermann, has been published in The Documentary Film Book, the 2013 anthology of new writings on non-fiction film, edited by Brian Winston.  My work is included in several museums around the country. From 1996 – 2010 I served as the National Director and Co-Director for NAMAC, The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. From 2002-2007 I served on the Board of Directors and awards jury for The George F. Peabody Awards for Electronic Media.

My current work-in-progress is the transmedia/expanded documentary project, Lunch Love Community.

I received my MFA in Visual Art and Filmmaking from the University of California, San Diego.


The best way to contact me is via email and I will respond as soon as I can weekdays (M – F).  Other “real time” one-to-one communication (skype call)  is possible by appointment.

I will also post Skype office hours, and be available during that time period for drop-in calls.

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