Paloma began her storytelling career as a labor organizer in her native 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 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. Her co-directed short The Shift was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards.
A graduate of Stanford University's Documentary Film MFA program, she is proudly from Houston and is currently working on a project in Mexico.
Send direct questions about commissions or how to screen her films to pmartinez713 (at) gmail.com.
Enforcement Hours- 5/18/19, UN Global Voices Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Crisanto Street- 5/22/19-6/19/2019, SFO Museum at SFO Airport
Enforcement Hours- 6/21/19 & 6/23/19, AFI Docs Film Festival, Washington DC