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Paloma Martinez


Paloma Martinez

Documentary Film and Video
Dual B.A. Economics and Communications, Boston University, 2008


Paloma Martinez is an award winning filmmaker born and raised in Houston, TX. She first picked up a camera as part of her work in labor and immigrant rights activism in Texas.

Enforcement Hours 

HD Video
JUNE, 2018

In a climate of xenophobia and confusion, a San Francisco hotline aims to provide limited assistance to a targeted population.

Crisanto Street 

HD Video
JUNE, 2017

A boy uses his camera to explore the meaning of home, community and family.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Documentary Short Winner, San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), 2018
Best Family Film, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2018
Best Documentary Short, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2018
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2018
HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2018
AFI Docs, 2018
Brooklyn Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2018
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, 2018

The Shift 

HD Video
Co-directed by  Elivia Shaw
MARCH, 2017

For San Francisco’s 911 dispatchers, the city is hard to escape.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

BAFTA Student Film Awards- Documentary Shortlist, 2018
Nantucket Film Festival, 2018
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2018
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2018
Cinequest, 2018
DOCNYC, 2017
SF DocFest, 2017

Girl, 14 

16mm Black & White Film

Three teens prepare for their Quinceañera celebration.



June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 15, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 21, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium
December 13, 2016

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space
January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building

Related News

Aug 24 2018 | The New York Times
Two recent thesis films from the Stanford MFA in Documentary Film program were featured in the New York Times. Nathan Reich’s Calving Season (a shortened version of his 2018...
Oct 26 2017
Recent highlights from the MFA Documentary Film and Video ProgramStanford University, Department of Art & Art History Three Stanford films will screen at the upcoming DOC...