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Paul Meyers

Paul Meyers

Film & Media Studies Technologist
Documentary Film and Video
Film and Media Studies
M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video, Stanford University, 2012


Paul Meyers is a filmmaker and writer based in San Francisco, CA.  His films have been programmed at festivals across the US and abroad, including AFIdocs/Silverdocs, DOCNYC, Austin Film Festival, Seattle International, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Aspen Shortsfest.  Paul holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Theodore and Frances Geballe Graduate Fellowship, the Maryland State Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships, the NATAS Jerry Jensen Memorial Scholarship, and an Enersen Foundation Grant.

Bug People 

hd video
JUNE, 2012
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In this playful essay film, the filmmaker investigates our culture's discomfort with all things many-legged.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Jury Prize, Bangkok International Student Film Festival, 2013
Juror's Choice Selection, Black Maria Film + Video Festival tour, 2013
SDFF Programmer's Award, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2013
South African Eco Film Festival, Cape Town, South Africa 2015
Lassen Film Festival, 2015
FIPA - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz, France, 2014
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 2014
Austin Film Festival, 2013
Doc NYC, 2013
Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival, 2013
Aspen Shortsfest, 2013
Taos Shortz Festival, 2013
Big Sky Doc Fest, 2013
"Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2012


16mm color film
JUNE, 2011
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Shot entirely at night, this film contemplates the mood and visual appeal of the evening hours.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

NextFrame Student Film Festival, 2013
Nashville Film Festival, 2012

Living Tiny 

hd video
Co-directed by Paul Donatelli
MARCH, 2011
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A new vision of home is explored in this look at homeowners and builders who seek an alternative to traditional construction.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best Green Documentary, CouchFest Film Festival, 2012
KQED Truly CA, 2015
Lifetree Film Festival, 2013
Indieboots Film Festival, 2013
EcoFocus Film Festival, Athens, GA, 2013
Princeton Environmental Film Festival, 2013
Ethics in Film Week, Marymount University, 2013
Truly CA Shorts, KQED webcast, 2012
Couch Fest Films, 2012
Dallas VideoFest, Dallas Museum of Art, 2012
Madeline Island Summer Film Series, 2012
AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival, 2012
Seattle International Film Festival, 2012
Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival, 2012
Sonoma International Film Festival, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Durango Independent Film Festival, 2012
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival,  2012
Starz Denver Film Festival, 2011
"Party on the Edge" Cantor Arts Center Screening, Stanford University, 2011


16mm black and white film
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Discarded pens take on new life in this portrait of artist and designer Costas Schuler.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 2012
Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia, 2012
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2011
AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival, 2011
"Party on the Edge" Cantor Arts Center Screening, Stanford University, 2011
STAN: Society, Technology, Art, Nature - Stanford University, 2011
Lively Arts/SiCa Student Works Festival, Stanford University, 2011
San Francisco Film Society Film Arts Forum: Beyond Film School, 2011



June 16, 2012

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
June 10, 2011

Free and open the public

March 16, 2011

Free and open to the public

December 7, 2010

Free and open to the public