EDUCATION

American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women   2011

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, MFA Photography & Film    1990

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, BA Photography (Visual Design)                        1987


FILMOGRAPHY


Snakehead                                                                     Work in Progress               

Dumplings                                                                     5 minutes, drama                         2010

Nova                                                                               5 minutes, Sci-Fi                           2009

Arithmetic Lesson                                                        15 minutes, drama                     2008

Wonton                                                                             12 minutes, drama                     2005

“Number One: The Helen Fong Dare Story”       25 minutes, documentary      2005

Disunion with the Union of Suffering                   5 minutes, experimental        2004

Exercise with Ching Yung                                         8 minutes, documentary       2003

Against Filial Piety                                                        5 minutes, experimental        2002

“Cola for Tea”                                                                    90 minutes, drama                     2000

Pei Pei’s Wedding                                                        8 minutes, documentary        1999

Fung Tsao Theories                                                    5 minutes, documentary        1997


AWARDS & HONORS

2010

Winner of Shortcuts Competition - Illinois Film Office

Winner of Best Dramatic Feature Script - Cinema City Online

Winner Best Dramatic Feature Script _ Indie Producer


2009

1st Place Feature Length Screenplay Competition - Las Vegas Film Festival

2nd Place  Feature Length Screenplay Competition - Woods Hole Film Festival

Best Supporting Actress Award - Stepping Stone Film Festival

Winner 7th Annual IP Contest (Feature Length Screenplay Competition)

IFP New York Film Week (Emerging Narrative)

Winner 7th Annual IP Contest (Short Film)

Award of Excellence - The Indie Fest

Kodak Faculty Award


2008

Columbia College Chicago, Faculty Development Grant         

Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship                                                                                            


2007

Columbia College Chicago, Teaching Excellence Award  (Finalist)


2006

Columbia College Chicago, Faculty Development Grant        


2004

Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship                                                                                            

Columbia College Chicago, Faculty Development Grant


2002

Columbia College Chicago, Teaching Excellence Award (Finalist)

7th Annual Chicago Asian American Film Festival, cash award


2001

Columbia College Chicago, Faculty Development Grant


2000

Sedona International Film Festival, cash award       

University Film & Video Association, Best Experimental Film

        

1999

Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia                    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fellowship        


FILM FESTIVALS & INVITATIONAL SCREENING

2010

Chicago International Film Festival

Anchorage International Film Festival

River’s Edge International Film Festival

12th Seoul International Youth Film Festival

Urban Suburban Film Festival, Philadelphia

Newport Beach Film Festival

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

Los Anglos Women’s Film Festival2010

River's Edge International Film Festival - Paducah Film Society2010

2009

The Stepping Stone International Film FestivalCh

Flatland Film Festival

Gold Lion Film Festival, Swaziland, Africa

Le Femme Film Festival

Palm Spring International Short Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Asian American Showcase

Central Florida Film Festival

Griffon International Film Festival

M.A.L.I Women’s Film & Performance Arts Festival

Best of Video Fest Tour (Dallas Video Festival)

New Beijing International Film Festival

VC FILFEST: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA, California

Asian American Showcase Chicago

Dallas Video Festival

Best of the Show Tour - Dallas Video Festival

M.A.L.I. Women’s Film & Performance Arts Festival


2008

Festival De Cannes - Short Film Corner


2007

Tiburon International Film Festival


2006

Santa Fe Film Festival

Austin Asian Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Oxnard Independent Film Festival

Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Vancouver Canada

San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego, California

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Film Market

Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival, Incline Village, Nevada

Montreal World Film Festival, Quebec, Canada

Chicago Asian Showcase, Chicago, Illinois

DC Independent Film Festival, DC, Virginia

VC FILFEST: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA, California

Women of Color Film Festival, Berkeley, California

San Francisco Women's Film Festival, San Francisco, California


2005

ALTER-NATIVE 13 International Short Film Festival, Targu-Mures, Romania

Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois

Short Film Festival, Quito, Ecuador

Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Dim Sum: Sampling Contemporary Chinese Culture Festival, Toronto, Canada

Mediation: Curated Film & Video Festival, Sun Yet-Sen University, China

Women in the Director’s Chair International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois

Hearts and Minds Independent Film Festival, Wilmington, Delaware


2004

Women of Color Film Festival, Berkeley, California

Reel Venus Film Festival, New York, New York

Cinema De Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Squeaky Wheel Global Super-8mm Film Festival, Buffalo, New York

The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Victoria, Canada


2003

Women of Color Film Festival, Berkeley, California

Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

High Falls Film Festival, Rochester, New York

Madcat Film Festival, San Francisco, California

Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Texas

Asian American Film Fest, Dallas, Texas

Starting from Scratch – Cinema De Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

25th Annual Films de Femmes International Film Festival at Creteil, France

Asian American Showcase, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois


2002

Three River Film Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

San Diego Asian American Film Festival, San Diego, California

Bumbershoot Arts Festival, The 1 Reel Film Festival, Seattle, Washington

University of Chicago Doc Films Center / Sinister Luck Ensemble, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cultural Center, Asian American Heritage month, Chicago, Illinois

Humboldt International Short Film Festival, Arcata, California

New York “X” Fest International Film and Video Festival, New York, New York


2001

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois

Squeaky Wheel Global Super-8mm Film Festival, Buffalo, New York

Guadalajara Filmfest, Guadalajara, Mexico

Madcat Film Festival, San Francisco, California

Women’s Work Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chicago Ear and Eye Control, Experimental Jazz & Film Experience, Chicago, Illinois

Women Warrior Festival, Chicago, Illinois


2000

Columbia College Chicago Women’s History Month Film Screening, Chicago, Illinois

7th Annual Chicago Asian American Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois


1999

Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia

Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona

Three River Film Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


1998

Splice This! Super-8mm Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco, California


1997

Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California

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