Helen De Michiel is a director, writer and producer whose work includes film, television, media installation and transmedia projects. She has been a central participant in the media arts and public media field since 1983, when armed with her newly acquired MFA she landed a film curatorial position at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She has made several award-winning independent documentary and dramatic works, produced programming for public television, created community media projects with youth, and writes regularly about issues in the media field. Her films and video works are included in several museums around the country including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
From 1996 – 2010 Helen was the National Director and Co-Director for NAMAC, The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, and from 2002-2007 she served on the Board of Directors and awards jury for The George F. Peabody Awards for Electronic Media.
Her current transmedia project, Lunch Love Community, is a multiplatform documentary that explores food system reform and how the parents of Berkeley came together to change school lunch and launch a movement.
She has an MFA in film and visual arts from the University of California, San Diego and teaches new media practices at the University of Oregon in the Arts Administration department. De Michiel lives with her family in Berkeley, California.