Director/Writer

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Joyce Wong is an award-winning director and writer. She is an alumna of the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus, the 2016 TIFF Talent Lab, named one of CBC’s 17 for 17' great Canadian filmmakers of the future, and described by the LA Times as “a major talent to watch”.

Her debut narrative feature, WEXFORD PLAZA, is an awkwardly humourous film that screened in competition at Slamdance in 2017, was awarded the Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award by the Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco, nominated for the Toronto Film Critics Association's Best Canadian Film Award, and nominated for the John Dunning Discovery Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Her previous films 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.

Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.