Paloma began her storytelling career as a labor organizer in her native Houston, Texas. With her films, she hopes to empower communities and spark dialogue.
In 2018, Paloma was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker. Her short documentaries have been broadcast nationally on PBS, featured in The Guardian, The New York Times Op-Docs, and The Atlantic and screened at leading festivals including Hot Docs, AFI Docs, Doc NYC, and San Francisco International Film Festival, winning multiple awards.
Crisanto Street won both the Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary and Best Family Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Enforcement Hours received the Jury Prize for Documentary at Aspen Shortsfest. Her co-directed short The Shift was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards.
Paloma is a graduate of Stanford University's Documentary Film MFA program.
Send direct questions about commissions or how to screen her films to pmartinez713 (at) gmail.com.
Enforcement Hours- 10/20, Film Independent’s The New Wave, Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement Hours- 10/18 & 10/20, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
Enforcement Hours- 10/25 & 10/27, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Enforcement Hours- 11/15 & 11/17, Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC