Paula Eiselt

Paula Eiselt is an independent filmmaker drawn to stories that disrupt strong-held assumptions. A co-production with ITVS/PBS and Arte/SWR, her award-winning documentary feature debut 93Queen was released theatrically across the U.S. and Canada, including a six week hold over at NYC’s IFC Center. Now streaming across HBOMax’s U.S and Latin American platforms, 93Queen was broadcast nationally on PBS’s POV, as well as internationally on ARTE in France and Germany, UR in Sweden, yes DocU in Israel, and CBC in Canada. 93Queen played at over 75 film festivals worldwide and was selected for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase. Paula is currently a fellow at Laurene Powell Jobs and Davis Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio where she developed her latest feature length documentary Aftershock, now in Post-production. Her work has been supported by ITVS, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund, Sundance Catalyst, Impact Partners, American Stories Documentary Fund (sponsored by CNN Films), Points North Institute, Just Films | Ford Foundation, NYSCA, Fork Films, Gucci Tribeca Doc Fund, IDA Enterprise Fund, IDA Pare Lorentz Doc Fund, Chicago Media Project, the Hartley Film Foundation, IFP, and Women Make Movies. Paula is previously a Sundance Producers Summit fellow and IFP Filmmaker Lab fellow.