Kathy Huang

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Kathy Huang is an award-winning filmmaker with a strong interest in issues of identity and belonging. Her feature-length directing debut, Tales of the Waria, was co-produced with ITVS and follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. Winner of several Audience Choice Awards and Best Documentary from the San Diego Asian Film Festival, it received a national broadcast on PBS in June 2012.

She is currently working on Guangzhou Love Story, an immersive multi-year portrait of an African-Chinese family navigating life in mainland China. The film has received support from ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Firelight Media.

Kathy received a Bachelor’s in History from Harvard University and a Master’s in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, where she teaches documentary production at UCLA and Chapman University. She is also proud to serve as Co-Chair of Marketing at New Day Films.

Learn more at www.KathyHuangFilms.com

New Day Films by Kathy Huang

Awards & Accolades

Best Documentary Feature, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Asian American Int'l Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Honorable Mention Creative Promise Award, Tribeca All Access
War and Peace Award, Media That Matters Film Festival
Grand Prize Winner, Independent Exposure
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