carmen vidal

Carmen Vidal is a Spanish writer, director and director of photography. Her documentary short film "6 a.m." received the Student Academy Award® (Oscar) 2006. Her short film "Slate" premiered at the MoMA (New York) as part of the New Directors/New Films festival.

 

As a TV producer, Carmen is the recipient of six Emmy® Awards for her work at the cultural magazine Nueva York (CUNY TV), about Latinos in New York. The show also airs in TV stations in Mexico, Panama and Colombia.

 

Carmen is the co-producer and director of the video content of the transmedia documentary project “Sonic Trace”, produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes with support of ITVS, NEA, Cal Humanities, KCRW, AIR, and PBS. This project, currently in production, tells the stories of Central American and Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles. As part of this project, Carmen recently finished the documentary "Still Dreaming", which will premiere on PBS during Fall 2015.

 

As a director of photography, Carmen has shot several projects, including "Of Kites and Borders" (Dir. Yolanda Pividal, Winner of Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival, 2013), “Sloan at 75” (Dir. Lisa Beth Kovetz, 2011, winner of a Communicator Award), “U.N. Fever” (Dir. Andrea Weiss, 2007) and “Silences” (Dir. Octavio Warnock-Graham, 2006, winner of three College Emmy Awards).


With and interest on social issues, Carmen has worked for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She has also taught as adjunct professor at the film program at CCNY (City College of New York). Carmen has studied filmmaking in Barcelona, New York, Cuba, and Prague. She graduated with an MFA in Media Arts Production from CCNY. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Residencies and Grants 

 

. IsLAB Screenwriting Workshop (IBERMEDIA). July 2014.

 

. Cine Qua Non Lab Screenwriting Residency. August 2013.

 

. DocuLab .5 Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara Mexico. March 2013.

 

. Berlinale Talent Campus #11. Berlin. February 2013.

 

Awards

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2014 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 8 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2013 to Best Cultural Segment for Nueva York: Fernando Pérez (CUNY TV). Productor/Editor. 

 

. Nominated to a NY Emmy® Award 2013 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 7 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2012 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 6 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2011 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 5 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2010 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 4 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of the Annual Communicator Award of Excellence to Best Cultural Program for Nueva York Episode #42 (CUNY TV) 2010. Producer/Editor.

 

. Winner of a NY Emmy® Award 2009 to Best Cultural Magazine for Nueva York: Best of Season 3 (CUNY TV). Producer/Editor.

 

. Recipient of a Proclamation from the President of the Borough of Manhattan Scott Stringer acknoledging her artistic contributions to the City of New York. 2008.

 

. Winner of a Student Academy Award® 2006.

 

. Winner of the Cityvisions Award to Best Direction of Photography in a Narrative Film for Coda. 2006.

 

. Winner of the Art Jove award to Best Narration for the short story Latències o L’efecte hivernacle. 2004.