Holly Carter
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Holly Carter

Founder and Executive Director

Documentary filmmaker, journalist, editor, fundraiser, educator and non-profit leader.

Full Bio
Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and nonprofit leader Holly Ornstein Carter founded BYkids in 2007 as a platform for youth from around the world to create documentaries that nurture empathy, spark conversations and inspire a new generation of changemakers. These films reach 83 million households in partnership with public television, and their supporting educational resources are distributed to middle and high schools across the United States through PBS LearningMedia and Discovery Education. Explore more at www.BYkids.org.

Previously, Holly led the Global Film Initiative and co-founded North Carolina's Full Frame Festival, the world's largest documentary film festival after a successful career in journalism at The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Holly lives in Manhattan with her husband and has two daughters.

Professional Credits
Founder and Executive Director, BYkids (2007 to present)

Executive Producer and Writer, "Wake Up" for Documentary Channel (2006)

Executive Director, Global Film Initiative that Brought 10 feature films from the developing world to major cultural institutions across the country in an effort to promote cross-cultural understanding. (2003-2006)

Consulting Producer, "Media Matters" for PBS (1999-2003)

Co-Founder, Full Frame Film Festival (1998-1999)

Co-Producer, "Margaret Sanger" for PBS (1998)
Industry Awards
Pulitzer and Emmy nominations, multiple film festival awards (Chicago Children's, Woodstock, Nashville, United Nations Association), 2021 Media Educator Award (MY HERO), 2021 Impactful/Scalable Global Education (HundrED), Prix Jeunesse Gender Equity Prize. Japan Prize.