KARIN LEE 

WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER


Filmmography 


2018 My Sweet Peony Remix, Writer/Director/Producer, 20 min 2 channel Video Installation. 16mm

2016 Plan B, Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, 20 min Drama. HD Video

2016 Small Pleasures, Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, 5 min Drama. Video

2016 Last Ones Standing Writer/Director/Editor

2012 Passage of Dreams  Writer/Director/Producer, 22 mins.  Documentary, Video 

2012 Million Dollar Mile, Writer/Director/Producer, 48 min Drama. 6 channel Video Installation

2011 Portrait of a Chinese Girl  Writer/Director/Producer, 5 mins.  Documentary, Video

2010 1788 – A history of Chinese and First Nations in BC, Producer, 10 min Doc. Video

2010 Cedar and Bamboo, Producer 22 mins, Documentary, HD, Video

2007 Shattered, Writer/Director/Producer 22 mins, 2 Channel Site Specific Video Installation 

2005 Comrade Dad, Writer/Director/Producer  26 mins  16mm, Video 

2005 Oysters and Chocolate, Director/Editor/Cinematography Single Channel Video – 6 minutes 

2004 Sunflower Children Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor 20 mins, Documentary  2004

2000 Made in China  Writer/Director   47 mins.  , Documentary, Video 

1998 Canadian Steel, Chinese Grit  Writer/Director   48 mins. Documentary Video 

1997 Songs of the PhoenixVoices of Chinese women Writer/Director 11 min.Documentary Video 

1994 My Sweet Peony  Writer/Director/Producer 30 mins Drama16mm 

1989 Dragonlines Producer 30 minutes Documentary Video


Published Writings 


2015       “In the Wake of the Komagata Maru:  Transpacific Migration, Race and Contemporary Art” 

                Surrey Art Gallery Catalogue, 2015

2010 “Mao’s Little Red Book” FEMINIST JOURNEYS/VOIES FEMINISTES, ed. Anderson, M. Feminist History Society

2007 Looking for the White Haired Girl” with Loretta Todd, Reel Asian:  Asian Canada on Screen

                 ed. Elaine Chang. Coach House Books. 

1995 "Racy Sexy: An Utopian Collaboration?" with Henry Tsang, Racy Sexy catalogue, 

                Eds. Beverly Yhap & Henry Tsang. The Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver.  

1992 "Chinese, Chinese-Canadian, Canadian" Self Not Whole catalogue, ed. Henry Tsang,  

                 The Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver.


Awards


                Spotlight on Education Award, Vancouver Women in Film and Television Festival: 2017 

                Film and New Media Artist, City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards: 2014

                Best Diversity Award, Vancouver Women in Film and Television Festival: 2011

                Diversity in Cultures Award, BC Leo Awards: 2007

                Best Feature Documentary, San Diego Asian Film Festival: 2002

                Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival: 2001

                Gemini – The Canada Award, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television: 2001



Nominations


               YWCA Women of Distinction Award:  Education, Training and Development 2017

               Golden Sheaf Nomination, Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival: 2013

               Community Leadership, NAAP North American Asian Professionals:  2008

               Best Feature Documentary, Hawaii International Film Festival:  2002

 

Group and Solo Exhibitions


2018 QueerSum, Pride in Art, SUM Gallery, Vancouver

2010 “5” (Shattered), Paul Wong Projects, Dr. Sun Yat Sun Gardens, Vancouver

2007 SWARM (Shattered), VIVO Media Arts, Shanghai Alley, Powell Street, Vancouver.

2005 Neighbourhood. (Comrade Dad) Centre A, Vancouver, B.C  

        Empire’s Feast (Oysters and ChocolateVideo In Studios  Vancouver, B.C  

PH Gallery, New York, NY, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY


Artist Residencies


                Artist-In-Residence, Pride in Art Society, Vancouver, 2018 

Diverse Screenwriters Residency, Writers Guild of Canada, Vancouver 2015

Artist-In-Residence, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, 2007

IntraNation residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 2004


Education


                University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada

                MFA,  Film Production and Creative Writing, May 2014


                Peking University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

        School of Language and Literature, 1982 -1984

 

                University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada

                BA, English-Chinese Double Major, May 1982

 





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