About

Carol Salter is an award-winning filmmaker with a background in fine art.

Her critically acclaimed feature ALMOST HEAVEN is a tender portrait of a young teenager training to become a mortician in China. It won Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards 2017 and was double-nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award and a Crystal Bear at Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

Her previous films have been screened internationally. UNEARTHING THE PEN (2011), a young Ugandan boy’s struggle for the right to an education, picked up 10 Awards including Best Documentary at Encounters, the Al Jazeera Golden Award and Aesthetica Film Festival Best Film. MAYOMI (2009) about a Sri Lankan woman’s attempt to put her life back together after the Tsunami, also won several awards and was screened internationally.

A graduate of the National Film and TV School, Carol has worked as a director, a self-shooter, and film editor.  

Her films are intimate portraits and stories exploring the wider social and political issues of the human condition.

Doc Society Fellow 2018
British Independent Film Award Juror 2018
Transit Award recipient – East End Film Festival 2018

Filmmaker in Residency – Real Estate – Fleetwood – Left Coast 2019