Joyce Wong is a writer and director based in Toronto whose films have played at festivals worldwide. Her films often feature an idiosyncratic tone and tongue-in-cheek comedy. She graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2007, and is an alumna of the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus and the 2016 TIFF Talent Lab.
Most recently, she completed her first narrative feature WEXFORD PLAZA, which premiered at the Torino Film Festival. It also screened in competition at Slamdance, and was awarded the Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award by the Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco.
Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her previous works include: THE POWER OF LOVE, a short documentary about Celine Dion fans in Kenya that premiered in Hot Docs in 2011, GENTRIFICATION GUILT METER, an interactive installation completed during a residency at Brooklyn’s Uniondocs Centre for Documentary Arts, EMBODYING TORONTO, which won WIFT-T’s Most Innovative Film by a Female Director Award at the Toronto Urban Film Festival in 2009, and SOUVENIRS FROM ASIA, which won Reelworld Film Festival’s Outstanding Canadian Short Award in 2008.
WEXFORD PLAZA - Fiction Feature, 2017
Winner: "Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award" at the Centre for Asian American Media's CAAMFEST
Winner: "Best Actress" at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Official Selection: 2017 Slamdance Film Festival, 34th Torino Film Festival, 2017 Atlanta Film Festival, 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival
THE POWER OF LOVE (KENYAN FANS OF CELINE DION) – Documentary Short, 2011
Official Selection: Hot Docs Film Festival, CFC Worldwide Shorts Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival.
EMBODYING TORONTO – Animated Short, 2009
Winner: "WIFT-T’s Most Innovative Film by a Female Director Award", Toronto Urban Film Festival, 2009.
Official Selection: Toronto Urban Film Festival
Exhibitions: 2010 01SJ Biennial
SOUVENIRS FROM ASIA – Fiction Short, 16mm, 2007
Winner: "Outstanding Canadian Short", Reelworld Film Festival, 2008.
Official Selection: CFC Worldwide Shorts Film Festival, Hong Kong Film and Video Awards, San Francisco Int'l Asian Film Festival, DC Asian Pacific Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Berlin Women's Film Festival
BANANA BRUISES - Fiction Short, 16mm, 2006
Winner: "Best Fiction Short", Cinesiege Film Festival, 2006.
Official Selection: Hong Kong Film and Video Awards, San Francisco International Asian Film Festival, Dallas Asian Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and NYU's Next Reel International Film Festival