Yuqi Kang is a Chinese Mongol filmmaker, who was born in Inner Mongolia then grew up in Beijing. During her teenage years, Yuqi moved to Canada to pursue art. She has a BFA in Drawing at Alberta University of the Arts and an MFA in Filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Social Documentary Film. Her feature debut A Little Wisdom premiered at Busan International Film Festival and SXSW. It was awarded the Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs, Grand Jury Award at DOC NYC, and was named one of the five breakthrough directors by the Director Guild of Canada.
Yuqi is an alumnus of Tribeca Institute, Hot Docs, Chicken & Egg Pictures, FIRST Doc Lab as well as RIDM Talent Lab for her documentary projects. She is also a part of the TIFF Talent Lab as well as the Canadian Academy Directors Program for Women for her fiction projects. In 2019, Yuqi was named in DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 list.