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Jamie Meltzer wins Goldie film award

Jamie Meltzer, assistant professor in Stanford’s documentary film and video program, won the 2012 Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery (Goldie) award for film.

The San Francisco Bay Guardian offers the Goldie awards every year for innovative local artists. A group of Guardian editors and contributors selected this year’s winners, including Meltzer.

Meltzer’s first feature-length documentary, “Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story,” aired on PBS in 2003 and earned a cult following, according to The Guardian.

The film focused on the subculture of song poets and musicians and helped Meltzer land his current position at Stanford in 2007.

His latest film, “Informant,” premiered at the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival in April. It tells the story of Brandon Darby, an FBI informant who helped send two 2008 Republican National Convention protestors to jail.

Ileana Najarro