Debbie Lum

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Debbie Lum is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in San Francisco. Her projects give voice to the Asian American experience and other unsung stories.

Lum's award-winning Seeking Asian Female (SXSW Film Festival, Best of Fest‚ AFI Discovery Channel/Silverdocs Film Festival, PBS' Independent Lens May 2013) was her feature-length directing debut. For years she worked as a documentary editor; credits include A.K.A Don Bonus (winner national Emmy), Kelly Loves Tony (nominated for Best Documentary by the IDA), which she also co-produced, and To You Sweetheart Aloha (Audience award LAAPFF). She has also written several short comedies, Chinese Beauty, A Great Deal!, and One April Morning. She has a B.A. from Brown University, an M.F.A. from San Francisco State University and completed the CPB Producer's Academy at WGBH.

New Day Films by Debbie Lum

Awards & Accolades

Premiered on PBS' Independent Lens, May 2013
Featured on PRI's, This American Life, April 2013
Premiered at SXSW Film Festival
Best of Fest, AFI Silverdocs Film Festival
Best Documentary, CAAMFEST 2013
Best Documentary, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Outstanding Director of a Feature Documentary, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Best Female-directed Documentary, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Midrash Award, St. Louis International Film Festival
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