Portrait Kunlin Wang

Kunlin Wang

Writer & director


Activist Speech

To see and change injust norms, we need to look at the world with a multitude of gazes. Queer creatives from around the world will share their worldviews and explain how they are challenging patriarchal and heteronormative structures in their work.

Fireside Speech, How Queer Voices can Change the Narrative


Kunlin Wang holds an MFA in Film Directing from Chapman University and a BA in Communications Studies from the University of Nottingham. While pursuing filmic education and practice in the US, the UK, Italy, China and Korea, she has directed a feature film, a documentary, and 12 short films. She has also done production design for several short films.

She was mentored by Béla Tarr and worked for Tarr as his teaching assistant at the FIRST International Film Festival’s training camp in 2017 and 2018. Her debut feature Obscure was selected into Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, First Feature Competition, Taipei Film Festival, International New Talents Competition, and many more.

Her feature project Last Winter Day was selected as one of the best young director′s projects for the 2019 Wutingming Summit for Youth Talents Financing Forum, held by China Film Foundation – Wutianming Film Fund for Young Talents as one of the three chosen projects, the only project from China, for the 2020 Asia Pacific Screen Lab, held by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards with Griffith Film School.