Director of Marketing, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Michelle Benham is the marketing director at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. She is interested in connecting people through storytelling. Michelle founded Longleaf Films in 2015 and produced Faith in Solar, a short film about the phenomenal impact communities of faith are having on the renewable energy fight in North Carolina. She has worked for Discovery Learning Alliance and NASA—where she led comprehensive multimedia strategy and implementation for Operation IceBridge, the largest airborne mission to measure sea and land ice at the Earth’s poles.
Michelle is on the board of directors for the Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean Fellowship, an initiative that brings together emerging leaders working in wildlife conservation. She holds a BS in ecology from the University of Georgia and an MFA in film and electronic media from the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University in Washington, D.C. She is thrilled to live in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, their two children, and their cat, Biscuit.