Bio

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 NY 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 Ananyansi Díaz-Cortes with support of ITVS, NEA, Cal Humanities, KCRW, AIR, and PBS. Currently in production, this project 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).


Carmen has studied filmmaking in Barcelona, New York, and Prague. She graduated with an MFA in Media Arts Production from CCNY. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Publications
 

2001

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2002

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2006

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2009

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Grants
& Awards 
 

2001

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2006

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2009

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Education
 

1998 - 2002

The Fine Arts Academy

 

2002 - 2006

The Fine Arts Academy

 

Exhibitions
& Festivals
 

2001

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2002

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2003

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2006

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2008

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2009

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© 2015 by Carmen Vidal

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