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Jamie Meltzer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Professor at Stanford  University. His latest short documentary, Not even for a moment do things stand still (2022), premiered at SXSW in March 2022, winning a Special Jury Mention in Visual  Reflection. It was published as a New York Times Op-Doc in April 2022. Huntsville Station (2020), a short documentary film directed with Chris Filippone, premiered at Berlinale, was published as a New York Times Op-Doc and was nominated for an IDA Award and  Cinema Eye Honor in 2021.

His most recent documentary feature, True Conviction (2017),  was a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a  MacArthur grant. True Conviction premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Mention in the Best Documentary Feature category. The film aired on PBS’ Independent Lens in April 2018. Informant (2012), about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant, was released in theaters in the US and Canada in Fall 2013 by Music Box Films and KinoSmith.

Previous feature films include: Off the Charts: The Song Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), about the shadowy world of song poems, Welcome to Nollywood (NBPC’s AfroPop Series on PBS, 2007), an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry, and the short film La Caminata (2009), about a small town in Mexico that runs a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction.

Professor Meltzer teaches in the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film at Stanford University where he was also Program Director from 2014 – 2022.