Meghan O'Hara

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    Meghan O’Hara is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Documentary Film at California State University Monterey Bay. Her short film, THE FIELD TRIP, premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and was screened across the country before being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her feature documentary, IN COUNTRY: REENACTING THE VIETNAM WAR premiered at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and went on to screen at Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, DocNYC, among others. A 2014 Fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, her work has twice been featured in the New York Times Op-Docs series. O’Hara has received support for her films from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, HotDocs Forum, Points North Institute, Gotham Labs, DOK.Incubator, MassMOCA, and numerous arts foundations. O’Hara holds an MFA from Stanford University and once appeared as a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly.

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    Education/Academic qualification

    Documentary Film & Video, MFA, Stanford University


    BA, Hampshire College


    External positions

    Adjunct Faculty Member, California College of the Arts

    Jan 1 2011Jan 1 2015


    • Arts and Humanities
    • Film Production