Lisa Olken


Public bio

Lisa D. Olken is a veteran filmmaker and Executive Producer/Director at Rocky Mountain PBS. She is dedicated to preserving and presenting the state’s ethnically diverse stories to local and national audiences. Her award-winning programs and documentaries focus on the Arts, Cultural Heritage and Western issues. Olken produces the weekly art series, ‘Arts District’ at Her most recent film, Urban Rez, about the legacy of American Indian Relocation policies, was her 27th Regional Heartland Emmy Award. Among her more than 55 prestigious honors are: the Ministry of Agriculture Prize at the International Ekotopfilm Festival in Bratislava, 11 Colorado Broadcasters Association awards, 3 National CINE Golden Eagles, and 2 Western Heritage Wranglers.