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About Me.

Yuqi Kang is a Mongol Chinese Canadian film director and producer whose works focus on crafting narratives that delve into the intricacies of human experiences, exploring the depths of the human psyche and showcasing the complexities of our shared existence through raw and emotive storytelling. She holds a film MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she received the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for outstanding achievements in documentaries.

 

Her debut feature documentary, A Little Wisdom (2017), premiered at Busan International Film Festival, SXSW, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim and won Best Canadian Feature at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the Grand Jury Award at DOC NYC, Best Camera at Golden Tree Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the Nepal International Film Festival.

Yuqi's second feature documentary, 7 Beats Per Minute (2024), also premiered at SXSW. She is currently in the process of developing and producing her first scripted feature, as well as her third feature documentary.

 

Recognized as one of the five breakthrough directors by the Director Guild of Canada in 2018, Yuqi was honored with the "40 under 40" award by DOC NYC in 2019. She is an alumna of TIFF Talent, the Canadian Academy for Women, Chicken and Egg Picture, the Canadian Film Center, RIDM Talent Lab, Hot Docs, and the Tribeca Film Institute.

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