H. Paul Moon (zenviolence.com) is a filmmaker, professor and attorney whose works include short and feature-length documentaries, featured and awarded at over two hundred film festivals worldwide. He teaches editing at Docs In Progress and George Mason University, and manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.com and docofilm.com that keep pace with new camera technologies and documentary news. Works include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" (sitkadoc.com) about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time" (quatuor.xyz) about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition. Moon's first feature, an acclaimed and award-winning documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (samuelbarberfilm.com), premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western poetry (westdocumentary.com). His ongoing centenary multimedia works on the poet Walt Whitman are featured at whitmanonfilm.com.  Moon's latest film is an operatic adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (scroogeopera.com), awarded "Critic's Choice" by Opera News as a "thoroughly enjoyable film version, insightfully conceived and directed" with "first-rate and remarkably illustrative storytelling."
Official Selection
Facing West
Reading FilmFEST
Reading, Pennsylvania
2020
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, Virginia
2020
Official Selection
Quartet for the End of Time
Frozen River Film Festival
Winona, Minnesota
2020
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
PUSH! Film Festival
Bristol, Tennessee
2019
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2019
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Royal Starr Film Festival
Royal Oak, Michigan
2019
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Walt Whitman International Conference
Huntington, New York
2019
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Walt Whitman 200 Festival
Washington, D.C.
2019
Official Selection
America
Walt Whitman 200 Festival
Washington, DC
2019
Official Selection
Drum-Taps
Reading FilmFEST
Reading, Pennsylvania
2019
Official Selection
Quartet for the End of Time
International Fine Arts Film Festival
Santa Barbara, California
2019
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Festival of Time Des Histoires
Edmonton, Alberta
2019
Official Selection
America
Beeston Film Festival
Nottingham
2019
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Dam Short Film Festival
Boulder City, Nevada
2019
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Nederland Film Festival
Nederland, Colorado
2018
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
docLAHOMA Film Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2018
Official Selection
Apostasy
American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers
Durham, North Carolina
2018
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Zebra Poetry Film Festival
Münster
2018
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
ReadingFilmFEST
Reading, Pennsylvania
2018
Official Selection
Apostasy
DesArts//DesCinés Dance & Cinema Festival
Saint-Étienne
2018
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
The Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
San Francisco Green Film Festival
San Francisco, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017
Best Documentary
Mining the Mother Lode
Meters International Film Festival
Naples, New York
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Water Docs Film Festival
Toronto
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, Montana
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
Budapest
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Frederick Film Festival
Frederick, Maryland
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Reno Tahoe International Film Festival
Reno, Nevada
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge, Colorado
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Festival Silêncio
Lisbon
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Catalina Film Festival
Avalon, California
2017
Official Selection
Apostasy
Athens Video Dance Project
Athens
2017
Official Selection
Apostasy
Tapas Film Festival
Bangalore
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Almería Western Film Festival
Almería
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Wilcox, Arizona
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
WHYY-TV (PBS)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017
Best Documentary Feature
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Plebeian International Film Festival
San Diego, California
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Eau Claire World Film Festival
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2017
Best Director
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Royal Starr Film Festival
Royal Oak, Michigan
2017
Best Music Film
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Cape Town International Film Festival
Cape Town
2017
Best Overall Production
Not the Stars
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Worcester, Massachussetts
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Dallas VideoFest
Dallas, Texas
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
River's Edge International Film Festival
Paducah, Kentucky
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
5th International Video Poetry Fest
Athens
2016
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Muvi International Music Film Festival
Lisbon
2016
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
SEE THE SOUND Film Festival
Cologne
2016
Official Selection
O pastor animarum
Korea International Expat Film Festival
Seoul
2016
Official Selection
O pastor animarum
Rosebud Film and Video Festival
Washington, DC
2016
Best Short Art Film
Equus Caballus
Equus Film Festival - Winner's Tour
Camden, South Carolina
2016
Official Selection
O pastor animarum
James River Shorts Film Festival
Richmond, Virginia
2015
Best Short Art Film
Equus Caballus
Equus Film Festival
New York, NY
2015
Here Kitty Kitty Award
Equus Caballus
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Worcester, MA
2015
Audience Award, Feature Category
Lowertown Paducah
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2014
Best Short Film
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Reel Indie Film Fest
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013
Best Short Documentary
Hamac Cazíim
Red Nation Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2011
Silver Medal for Excellence
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Park City Film Music Festival
Park City, Utah
2011
Best Short Documentary
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
Chicago, Illinois
2011
Third Prize
Salarymen
Grolsch/Vice Media 2014 Short Film Contest
Birth City
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Current City
New York, New York
Hometown
Irvine, California
Gender
Male